Bio 311c Lecture - Bio 311c Lecture Chapter 1 (pp.3-20)...

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Bio 311c Lecture Chapter 1 (pp.3-20) Overview of some basic concepts Learning objectives Know what properties something must have to be considered “alive”. Explain the relationship between “hierarchy” and “emergent properties”. Describe the concept of “reductionism” and its usefulness in bio-research. Know a mnemonic for remembering the current taxonomic classifications. Describe the basis of Darwin’s idea of natural selection. What was he thinking? Understand the role of “observation” and the “formal” steps involved in the ‘scientific method’ What are basic attributes of something that’s alive? Producing energy,respiration-chopping up glucose, cells, reproduction, growth, respond to the enviroment, eliminates waste, metabolism, homostasis, can keep temperature the same, DNA The flame is not alive because it does not have cells Cells,metabolism,reproduction,DNA, homeostasis Hierarchy of Biological organization-what does this mean? Figure from text p4-5
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course BIO 311C taught by Professor Satasivian during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Bio 311c Lecture - Bio 311c Lecture Chapter 1 (pp.3-20)...

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