other notes - 8/21/2006 10:56:00 AM Living things are made...

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21/08/2006 10:56:00 Living things are made up of: Nucleic acids Proteins Carbohydrates Lipids DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Molecule of inheritance – transmission of DNA to child Directs assembly of amino acids Signature molecule of life Biological imperative = get your DNA to the next generation ATP = what energy comes from in cells Metabolism – process by which cells get and process energy Plants make their own food; they are extremely complex Scientific nomenclature – two-part name Humphead parrotfish is  Scarus gibbus First part ( Scarus ) is genus name Second name is a species name within the genus Evolution Caused by change in environment
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Populations change, not individuals Mutation: change in DNA structure – source of variation Change in environment   mutation with advantage or disadvantage 
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