The Science of Biology - + T he Science of Biology + Why...

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+ The Science of Biology
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+ Why Study Biology? To understand life processes The nature of life Mechanisms underlying life processes Application of knowledge Using scientific knowledge to to improve life Cures for diseases Better plants for agriculture Improving the environment
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+ Why Study Cell and Molecular Biology Many biological phenomena are better understood at the biochemical and molecular level The connecting basis of all life is at the cell and molecular level. DNA RNA Protein Fundamental basis of life
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+ Properties of Life Life is carbon-based, organic in nature, and contains water The basic unit of life is the cell Emergent Properties of Living Organisms: Reproduction Growth and Development Order and Structure Metabolism Respiration Response to Environmental Stimuli Adaptation and Evolution Autonomous Movement
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+ Scientific Approaches in Biology Model System A representative organism or a cell type used for conducting simple to complex biological experiments.
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course BIO 49810 taught by Professor Satasivan during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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