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BIOL 102: Introduction to Biology

School: University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 58

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Oparin's Heterotroph Hypothesis: Origins of First Organisms
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Explore the groundbreaking heterotroph hypothesis by Alexander Oparin. This video outlines how the first organisms likely consumed pre-existing organic matter reshaping how we think about the origins of life and evolution

Understanding Adaptive Radiation: How Species Diversify & Adapt
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Uncover the intricacies of adaptive radiation, the rapid diversification of species into new ecological niches. Understand factors that drive this phenomenon and how genetic drift stands as an exception. Learn the role of evolutionary innovations and interactions in species divergence.

Element's Properties: The Defining Role of Protons
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Explore what makes each element unique by focusing on the atomic components: protons neutrons and electrons. Learn why the number of protons known as the atomic number is the defining characteristic for each element's properties. Understand how protons set elements apart even as neutrons and electrons also play important roles.

Decoding Histones: How They Organize & Interact with DNA in Our Cells
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Unravel the intricate relationship between histones and DNA. Learn how histones maintain DNA structure within the cell nucleus and understand the significance of charge attractions in DNA-histone binding.

Why Lower Trophic Levels Reduce Toxin Exposure: A Biological Insight
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Unpack the process of biological magnification in the food chain and learn why consuming foods from lower trophic levels minimizes toxin exposure. Grasp the implications of human-induced pollutants and the benefits of dietary diversity.

Why Can't Cells Harness Heat for Work? Explained
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Discover why most cells are unable to utilize heat for work by exploring the principles of cellular thermodynamics. Learn how heat, as a form of kinetic energy, relates to cellular processes and why uniform temperature distribution within cells hinders their ability to harness heat effectively. Uncover the key factors that determine why cells can't perform work using heat.

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