AP Bio Ch. 1

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AP Bio Ch. 1
2011-04-23 22:23:04
AP Bio

AP Bio
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  1. Animalia
    The kingdom that consists of multicellular eukaryotes that ingest their food.
  2. Archea
    One of two prokaryotic domains, the other being Bacteria.
  3. Bacteria
    One of two prokaryotic domains, the other being Archaea
  4. bioinformatics
    Using computing power, software, and mathematical models to process and integrate biological information from large data sets.
  5. biosphere
    The entire portion of Earth inhabited by life; the sum of all the planet’s ecosystems.
  6. controlled experiment
    An experiment in which an experimental group is compared to a control group that varies only in the factor being tested.
  7. deductive reasoning
    A type of logic in which specific results are predicted from a general premise.
  8. emergent properties
    New properties that emerge with each step upward in the hierarchy of life, owing to the arrangement and interactions of parts as complexity increases.
  9. inductive reasoning
    A type of logic in which generalizations are based on a large number of specific observations.
  10. inquiry
    The search for information and explanation, often focused by specific questions.
  11. reductionism
    Reducing complex systems to simpler components that are more manageable to study.