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Concepts & Methods in Biology Chapter 1
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Biology * Scientific study of life Lays the foundation for asking basic questions about life and the natural world
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What Is Life? * Capture and use of energy and raw materials Sense and respond to the environment Capacity to grow, reproduce, and develop Tendency to evolve
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Why Study Biology? * To learn how organisms are constructed, how they function, where they live, and what they do To help you develop, modify, and refine your ideas about life
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Molecules of Life * All things are made up of the same units of matter: atoms, molecules Living things are made of up of a certain subset of molecules: nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids
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DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) * The signature molecule of life Molecule of inheritance Directs assembly of amino acids
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Heritability of DNA * Inheritance Acquisition of traits by way of transmission of DNA from parent to offspring Reproduction Mechanisms by which an organism produces offspring Governed by instructions in DNA
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DNA Guides Development * Development Transformation from fertilized egg to adult Series of stages Instructions for each stage in DNA
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Nothing Lives Without Energy * Energy = Capacity to do work Metabolism = Reactions by which cells acquire and use energy to grow, survive, and reproduce
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Organisms sense changes in their environment and make responses to them Receptors detect specific forms of
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