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Biology 1 - Chapter 1 Notes

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These notes cover the first lecture in Rob Outlaw's Biology 1 class.
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Date Created: 08/27/16
Chapter 1 – An Introduction (August 22, 2016) 1. Biology: “the study of life” a. Hierarchy—organized in an ordered fashion i. Atom: smallest “functional” unit; cannot be broken down ii. Molecule: two or more atoms connect by a chemical bond iii. Organelle: in eukaryotes only; membrane­bound sub­cellular structure iv. Cell: simplest unit in an organism v. Tissue: many cells of the same type vi. Organ: two or more types of tissues combined to perform a specific  function vii. Organism: living thing that maintains an internal order and is separate  from the environment viii. Species: group of related organisms; individuals that share a distinct form ix. Population: group of same species in one environment x. Community: different species in same place/time xi. Ecosystem: biotic community of populations & the abiotic environment  affecting them  xii. Biosphere: everywhere species exist 2. 7 properties of life: a. composed of cells b. metabolism: collection of chemical reactions at any given time i. producers get energy from environment (i.e. plants use light energy) ii. consumers use other organisms c. respond to stimuli: must be able to react to stimuli in order to survive d. homeostasis: response to environmental variations to maintain stable internal  temperature i. can be done metabolically & behaviorally e. growth & development: production of cells & change in state of cell, tissue,  organ, or organism i. multicellular organisms start as a single cell & undergo division f. reproduction: organisms produce new organisms i. individuals have to replace themselves ii. DNA results in traits similar to parents g. ability to evolve 3. Scientific Method a. Not a “thing” but a way of “doing” things b. Hypothesis vs. theory c. 6 steps: i. observation ii. hypothesis iii. prediction iv. experiment v. results vi. conclusion 4. Classification a. Taxonomy: classification & grouping of organisms b. Domain i. Bacteria ii. Archaea iii. Eukarya c. Kingdom i. Protista ii. Fungi iii. Plantae iv. Animalia d. Phylum e. Class f. Order g. Family h. Genus i. Species 5. Genome: organism’s complete genetic makeup a. Genomics: techniques used to analyze 6. Proteme: complete complement of proteins that a cell or organism can make a. Genome carries info to proteme


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