Bio101 Terms

Bio101 Terms - AnimaliaArchae One of two prokaryotic...

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Animalia- Archae- One of two prokaryotic domains, the other being Bacteria. Artificial Selection- The selective breeding of domesticated plants and animals to encourage the occurrence of desirable traits. Bacteria- One of two prokaryotic domains, the other being Archae. Bioinformatics- Using computing power, software, and mathematical models to process and integrate biological information from large data sets. Biology- The scientific study of life. Biosphere- The entire portion of Earth inhabited by life; the sum of all the planet’s ecosystems. Cell- Life’s fundamental unit of structure and function. Cell Theory- Community- All the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assemblage of populations of different species living close enough together for potential interaction. Controlled experiment- An experiment in which an experimental group is compared to a control group that varies only in the factor being tested. Data- Recorded observations Deductive Reasoning-A type of logic in which specific results are predicted from a general premise. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)- A double-stranded, helical nucleic acid molecule capable of replicating and determining the inherited structure of a cell’s proteins. Discovery science- The process of scientific inquiry that focuses on describing nature.
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course BIO G 1103 taught by Professor Ransler during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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Bio101 Terms - AnimaliaArchae One of two prokaryotic...

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