Organization of Living Things, Nature of Science Properties of Life • cellular organization - containing 1 or more cells, w/ basic life activities in each cell; cells are separated by a membrane • order - many different types of cells, each w/ molecular structures • sensitivity - response to a stimulus (change in the environment) • growth, development, reproduction - ability to grow/reproduce, pass down hereditary material • energy utilization - taking in energy to do work • evolutionary adaptation - long-term response to things that affect survival • homeostasis - maintaining constant internal conditions hierarchical organization - each level builds on the level below it in biology • cellular level - atoms >> molecules >> macromolecules >> organelles >> cell • organismal level - tissue >> organ >> organ system >> organism • population level - population (group of same species living in one place) >> species (group of organisms able to interbreed) >> biological community >> ecosystem
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.