Bio 188 Study Guide 1

Bio 188 Study Guide 1 - Course Themes: 1. Cells are the...

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Course Themes: 1. Cells are the basic unit of life 2. DNA contains the genetic code that governs cellular functions 3. Cells and organisms interact with their environments and exchange matter and energy 4. Life is characterized by a high level of order and complexity 5. Biological structure and function are coupled 6. Cell, tissue, and organ functions are regulated by control systems through negative and positive feedback mechanisms. Seven Characteristics of Life 1. Information storage and retrieval (DNA) 2. High levels of order and complexity 3. Energy conversion and metabolism 4. Responsiveness to environment 5. Capacity for growth and development 6. Reproduction 7. Evolution Theme: Cells are the basic unit of life A. Eukaryotic cells are compartmentalized to separate functions B. Extracellular components and connections between cells help coordinate cell activities C. Cells isolate their environment by complex membranes that control movement of material in and out of cells Theme: Biological structure and function are
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course BIO 10087 taught by Professor Mossman during the Spring '09 term at ASU.

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Bio 188 Study Guide 1 - Course Themes: 1. Cells are the...

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