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Chapter 1 “Introduction: Ten Themes In  The Study of Life”
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The Hierarchy of Biological Organizations 1) Molecule 2) Organelle 3) Cell 4) Tissue 5) Organ 6) Organism
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Definitions Molecules- two or more atoms held together by covalent bonds Organelles- one of several formed bodies with specialized functions,  suspended in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells Cells- the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms, may  exist as independent units of life or may form colonies or tissues as  in higher plants and animals Tissue- an internal group of cells with a common structure and  function Organs- a specialized center of body function composed of several  different types of tissues. Organism- a living thing that has or can develop the ability to act or  function independently.
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Emergent Properties All the simpler parts are  need to make the  whole. Ex: Neither the head or  the hammer can  function alone.  Together they both are  used to drive nails. Ex: In a human injury to  the brain the body  cannot function  although all parts are  still present.
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The State of being Alive Order Reproduction Growth and  Development Energy Utilization Response to the  Environment Homeostasis Evolutionary Adaption
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course SCI 90210 taught by Professor Durkka during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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