Characteristics of Living Thing

Characteristics of Living Thing - Characteristics of Life...

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Unformatted text preview: Characteristics of Life The Characteristics of Living Things Great Complexity & Organization Composed of Cells Reproduction & Development Mechanism for Inheritance Metabolism & Homeostasis Interaction with the Environment Evolution (Adaptation) Living things are made of the same materials as everything else in the universe Atoms are assembled into molecules Living things are more organized , more complex Living things require energy to carry out life processes Great Complexity and Organization Atoms Molecules Organelles Cells Tissues Organs Organ Systems Organisms Populations Communities Ecosystems Biosphere Atoms proton neutron electron hydrogen atom helium atom carbon atom 1p, 0n, 1e- 2p, 2n, 2e- 6p, 6n, 6e- Some Elements Simple Inorganic Molecules Water (H 2 O) Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) Molecular Oxygen (O 2 ) Ammonium (NH 3 ) Sodium Chloride (NaCl) Categories: Lipids Proteins Nucleic Acids Carbohydrates Biological Compounds Biological Compounds Combining the Organic Building Block Molecules + o Glucose Fructose Glucose Fructose OH H H 2 O Sucrose CH 2 OH CH 2 OH Macromolecules (usually polymers) Polysaccharides Proteins Nucleic Acids Fats Cell Organelles Cell Tissues Organs Stomach Wall Organ Systems Organisms Populations Communities Ecosystem s The Biosphere carbon atom organ system DNA molecule organelle cell tissue organ organism population community ecosystem biosphere The Characteristics of...
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