OUTLINE 1a

OUTLINE 1a - OUTLINES FOR BIOLOGY 1201 Section 001 Summer...

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OUTLINES FOR BIOLOGY 1201 Section 001 Summer 2008 DR. STEVEN POMARICO Outline 1A Chapter 1 – Exploring Life Properties of Life - 1.1.1 About 1.8 million species have been identified and named!! WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES THERE ARE MANY UNIFYING SIMILARITIES (see fig 1.2). 1 ---Life contains an order of structural levels with each level building on the levels beneath it. >>>>> Hierarchy of biological organization (see fig 1.3) ( the definitions for these are handled separately, here you should concentrate on the organization ) -Atoms -Molecules -Macromolecules -Organelles (not present in prokaryotes) -Cells -Tissues (not present in prokaryotes or all eukaryotes) -Organs (not present in prokaryotes or all eukaryotes) -Organ systems (not present in prokaryotes or all eukaryotes) -Organisms -Populations -Community -Ecosystem - Biomes - Planet ( Biosphere ) 2 ---Life has the ability to acquire material and energy
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* Not always in a good form when acquired >The material and energy are often transformed< Energy -Capacity to do work All levels of biological organization are thermodynamically “open systems” (Energy Flow) (see fig 1.4). . 3 --- Living things reproduce and cells are the basic unit of structure and function. -DNA is the basis of heritable information (see fig 1.7).
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