Biology Notes 1-25-08

Biology Notes 1-25-08 - desiccation and heat and is capable...

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Biology Notes January 25, 2008 In biology what is an organism? A form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes. Sexual Reproduction: Gametic Life Cycle: The products of meiosis are gametes, so no multi-cellular haploid body is formed. Zygotic Life Cycle: The zygote is the only diploid cell
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Biology Notes January 25, 2008 Sporic Life Cycle: Fungi -nonphotosynthetic -decomposers with external digestion -cell walls of chitin -filamentous cell with tip growth -economically very important (fermentation, antibiotics) -zygotic life cycles, with varying degrees of specialization Vocabulary: Zygotic - of or pertaining to a zygote. Sporic - Gametic - A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes Spore - A small, usually single-celled reproductive body that is highly resistant to
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Unformatted text preview: desiccation and heat and is capable of growing into a new organism, produced especially by certain bacteria, fungi, algae, and nonflowering plants. Cytokinesis - the division of the cell cytoplasm that usually follows mitotic or meiotic division of the nucleus. Fungus (fungi) - Any of numerous eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which lack chlorophyll and vascular tissue and range in form from a single cell to a body mass of branched filamentous hyphae that often produce specialized fruiting bodies. The kingdom includes the yeasts, molds, smuts, and mushrooms. Organism - a form of life considered as an entity; an animal, plant, fungus, protistan, or moneran....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course BIOL 102 taught by Professor Hill/smith during the Spring '08 term at Idaho State University.

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Biology Notes 1-25-08 - desiccation and heat and is capable...

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