Chapt. 1 Biological Concepts

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BIO 2107K: BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES I Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Louten, Ph.D.
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BIO 2107K: BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES I Chapter 1: Biological Concepts
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Biology is the study of life .
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What is life ? 1. Living organisms are arranged in a hierarchy 2. Living organisms have biological instructions for building complex structures 3. Living organisms must gather energy and materials from their surroundings to row and repair grow and repair 4. Living organisms form interconnecting, dependent webs with other living organisms 5. Living organisms must compensate for changes in their environment 6. Living organisms develop and reproduce 7. The structure and function of living organisms can change from one generation to the next
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1) Living systems are organized in a Hierarchy
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Biosphere All regions of Earth’s crust, waters, and atmosphere that sustain life Ecosystem Group of communities interacting with their shared physical environment Community Populations of all species that occupy the same area Each level has its own emergent properties: Features not observed at the next lower level. Population Group of individuals of the same kind (that is, the same species) that occupy the same area Multicellular Organism Individual consisting of interdependent cells Cell Smallest unit with the capacity to live and reproduce, independently or as part of a multi-cellular organism
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course BIOL 2107 taught by Professor J.louten during the Spring '10 term at SPSU.

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Chapt. 1 Biological Concepts - BIO 2107K: BIOLOGICAL...

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