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Ch. 1 17:32 Life Order Evolutionary adaptation Response to the environment Reproduction Growth and development Energy processing Regulation Themes New properties emerge at each level in the biological hierarchy Emergent properties Reductionism – reducing complex systems to simpler components that are more  manageable to study Systems biology – attempts to model the dynamic behavior of whole biological systems  based on a study of the interactions among the system’s parts Organisms interact with other organisms and the physical environment Life requires energy transfer and transformation Structure and function are correlated at all levels of biological organization The cell is an organism’s basic unit of structure and function Cells Prokaryotic (bacteria, archaea) – no membrane-bound organelles Eukaryotic – membrane enclosed organelles, nucleus
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