1 A view of Life

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1 A view of Life
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2014-02-25 23:04:31
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vocab of chapter 1
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  1. Organisms certain 6 characteristics are?
    • 1. levels of organization
    • 2. ability to acquire stimuli
    • 3. ability to maintain homeostasis
    • 4. ability to respond to stimuli
    • 5. ability to reproduce and develop
    • 6. ability to adapt and evolve to changing conditions
  2. Cell
    Smallest most basic unit of life
  3. Multicellular
    Composed of many types of cells (plants, animals, fungi)
  4. In multicellular organisms similar cells combine to form
    Tissues
  5. Tissues make up
    Organs
  6. Organs make up
    organ systems
  7. Capacity to do work?
    Energy
  8. Metabolism
    encompasses all the chemical reactions that occur in a cell
  9. Photosynthesis
    Process that transforms solar energy into the chemical energy of nutrient molecules
  10. Homeostasis
    Maintenance of internal conditions within certain boundaries
  11. Reproduce
    make another organism like itself
  12. Made up of long DNA molecules
    Genes
  13. Modifications that make organisms suited to their way of life
    adaptations
  14. Process by which species have changed and diversified since life first arose
    Evolution

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