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Unformatted text preview: Course INFO: • Labs start Jan 12 th every week • Dates:- Mid term 1 Jan 28 th- Mid term 2 March 2th- Lab Test 1 Feb 9 th- Lab Test 2 March 30 th • Test are based on lectures Lecture 1: Origins of Life a. origins of universe: 13.7 b years ago; b. earth formed: 4.5 b years ago : life arose as soon as earth formed c. what is life? Life is cellular 1. Osmotic barrier 2. Internal reactions catalyzed by proteins 3. Formation of p bonds inenergy transforming rxn (formation of atp and adp energy) 4. Cells are conservative bio chem. (cells have common rxn) d. five other important characters of cells that separate them from non living objects: highly structured (have internal order while at the same time diverse) metabolize (transform energy, possess metabolic pathways, process nutrients) self regulate (adjustto environment, osmoregulate, communicate (can respond to outer and inner environment) cells reproduce,grow, divide, and differentiate...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course BIOLOGY BIO153 taught by Professor Cordon during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
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