ch 1 - BIOLOGY 202 CHAPTER 1: EXPLORING LIFE (PG. 2-29)...

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BIOLOGY 202 CHAPTER 1: EXPLORING LIFE (PG. 2-29) Biology is the scientific study of life 1.1- Biologists Explore Life from the Microscopic to the Global Scale Some properties of life are: o Order o Evolutionary Adaptation o Response to the Environment o Regulation o Energy Processing o Growth and Development o Reproduction The Biosphere Ecosystems Communities Populations Organisms Organs and Organ Systems Tissues Cells Organelles Molecules. The dynamics of any ecosystem include two major processes. One of the processes is the cycling of nutrients. The second major process is the flow of energy from sunlight to producers to consumers. o Producers are plants and other photosynthetic organisms that convert light energy to chemical energy. o Consumers are organisms, such as animals, that feed on producers and other consumers In contrast to chemical nutrients, which recycle within an ecosystem, energy flows through an ecosystem, usually entering as light and existing as heat. The chromosomes are partly made of a substance called deoxyribonucleic acid, or
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ch 1 - BIOLOGY 202 CHAPTER 1: EXPLORING LIFE (PG. 2-29)...

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