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Bio 100 - Characteristics of Life

by: Paige Darnley

Bio 100 - Characteristics of Life BIO 100 - 2

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I took these notes on January 20th, 2016
Biology for a Modern Society
William D Rogers (P)
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Bio, BIO 100, Characteristics of life




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Date Created: 01/20/16
January 20 , 2016 Characteristics of Life Homeostasis: Keeping your body at a natural state 1. Energy a.Producers: plants who use the sun for photosynthesis b.Consumers: humans and other animals that eat the plants c. Decomposers: break down dead stuff and return nutrients back to producers to start all over again. 2. Reproduction: a.Asexual: doubles genetic material and splits bacteria i. PROS: keeps same DNA if the bacteria is a ‘good bacteria’ (it cures disease or something) ii. CONS: No diversity of DNA b.Sexual: male and female produce offspring (except for seahorses) i. PROS: diversity ii. CONS: takes time and energy and is more complex than asexual reproduction 3. Natural Selection: a.Dominant traits survive longer that weaker traits 4. Evolutionary History: a.There is a change in the body over time i. POLAR BEARS EVOLOVED FROM ALASKAN BROWN BEAR 100,000 YEARS AGO MAKING IT THE MOST RECENT ANIMAL TO EVOLVE


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