BIO 120: Chapter 1 Class Notes
BIO 120: Chapter 1 Class Notes Biology 120
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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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