Chapters 1 and 2 Study Guide.pdf

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Chapter 1 Key Terms: Biology Evolution Homoeostasis Emergent Properties Tissue Population Community Ecosystem Biosphere Gene Prokaryotic Eukaryotic DNA Negative and Positive Feedback Natural Selection Inquiry Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Hypothesis Controlled Experiment Theory Key Concepts: 1. What are the major themes of biology we examined and be able to give an example of each and explain their importance in every day biological life? Structural order, reproduction, growth & development, energy utilization, response to stimuli, homeostasis, adaptation. 2. How is biological life organized? Biosphere-ecosystems-communities-populations-organisms-organ systems-tissues- cells-organelles-molecules 3. What is systems biology and how does it set out to explain biological phenomenon? Systems biology is the study of systems of biological components. Since living systems are dynamic and complex, their behavior can be hard to predict from the properties of their individual parts. Therefore researchers use methods like making quantitative measurements of the behavior of groups of interacting components and implement mathematical and computational models to describe and predict dynamical behavior. “Systems biology focuses on the interaction of myriad components and how these give rise to the dynamic and complex behavior of biological systems”The goal of it is to construct models for the dynamic behavior of biological systems. 4. Why is evolution the unifying theme of our text and the class?
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