Chapter 1: Exploring Life
What is the appropriate term for an interacting group of individuals of a single type? (Concept 1.1E-
Which series of terms is in the sequence of biological organization from the simplest to the most complex?
community, population, ecosystem, habitat, biosphere
tissue, organ system, organ, cell, organism
organism, ecosystem, community, population, biosphere
cell, tissue, organ, population, community
molecule, tissue, cell, organelle, organ
Which of the following is the fundamental unit of structure and function in living organisms? (Concept 1.1E-
The chemical energy used by (most) organisms for metabolism and growth ultimately comes from _____.
the decomposition of plants and other organic debris
What is the molecular commonality that is the basis of life's variety? (Concept 1.1E-Book) [Hint]
Emergent properties of living systems are defined as properties that _____. (Concept 1.2E-Book)
are apparent only when an organism is studied at the molecular level
are due to the arrangement and interactions of parts as complexity increases
are evident during only one portion of the life cycle of an organism
define the cell's surroundings
none of the above
The properties exhibited by a group of similar cells that are not characteristic of the individual cells are known
natural selective properties
Actinosphenia elegans is a unicellular, photosynthetic, eukaryotic organism. To which domain does it belong?