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BIO 120: Chapter 1 Class Notes

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This small set of notes shows a summary of the materials covered in class from the first chapter in our book. Key terms and things to remember are highlighted.
General Biology
Jennifer J Jenkins
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kaity Notetaker on Wednesday August 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Biology 120 at Grand Valley State University taught by Jennifer J Jenkins in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 69 views. For similar materials see General Biology in Biology at Grand Valley State University.


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Date Created: 08/31/16
Bio Intro & Chp. 1 I. Themes of Biology  Organized in a hierarchy  Structure and function are formed in correlated biological levels o form fits function  Cells: the basic unit of structure and function  DNA: heritable information for all living things  Life involves the transfer & transformation of energy and matter  Biological systems contain interactions II. Unity in Diversity  Evolution explains diversity and unity in study of biology o Diversity is massive among life o Linnaeus Binomial Classification system  Still used today with access to genetic material o THREE DOMAINS OF LIFE: BACTERIA (DISEASE), EUKARYA (TRUE NUCLEUS), ARCHEA (SIMPLE CELLS)  What do all living things have in common? o Consumes Energy o Grow o Made up of cells o Some heritable material (DNA)  How does evolution explain Unity and Diversity? o Charles Darwin’s “Decent with Modification” o Common Ancestry o Organisms change overtime o Natural Selection  How do we study living things? o Make observations and draw general conclusions (Inductive Reasoning) ex. Jane Goodall o Form and Test a hypothesis  Propose general hypothesis with specific predictions (Deductive Reasoning) o Design and Run experiment o Draw Conclusions 1.“I reject my hypothesis” 2.“The data support my hypothesis”  DOES NOT PROVE HYPOTHESIS TO BE TRUE!! o Share experiment and generate new hypothesis from results  What is the difference between a theory and a hypothesis? o A theory is a more broader scope of multiple hypotheses.


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