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Biology 1107 week 1

by: Andrea Quilambaqui

Biology 1107 week 1 Biology 1107

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What is life?
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Bacteria, cells, species, hierachy, life, tissue, organ, population, ecosystem, biosphere, DNA, properties, living, organism




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Date Created: 09/06/16
Biology 1107 notes Week 1 8/29/16  Bacteria cells (single cells) contain million of chemicals  How many species are there in the world? Half a million (10 million ­ 15 million)  Definitions:  ● E ​ ukaryote­ Cells that c ​ ontain a nucleus  ● ​Prokaryote­ Cells that contain ​no nucleus   Kingdoms of Eukaryotes   ● Kingdom of Animals  ● Kingdom of Plante   ● Kingdom of Protista  ● Kingdom of Fungi  Kingdoms of Prokaryotes  ● Kingdom of Archea [Domain Archea]  ● Kingdom of Bacteria [Domain Bacteria]    Hierarchy of Life  ​ Molecule ­ ex. (large molecule) DNA, Protein  (small molecule) Carbon Dioxide: CO2  ​ Organelles­ ex. Mitochondria, nucleus ect.  ​ ​ Cell­ ​ex. Animal vs plant cells  ​ Tissue­ group of c ​ ell​ with common purpose ex. Muscle​ * ​ Person who studies tissues are known  as Histologists  ​ Organ­ group of ​tissue​ with common purpose ex. Heart  ​ Organ System­ group of o ​ rgans​ with common purpose ex. Cardiovascular system  ​ Organism­ Individual  ​ Population­ ​ALL​ individuals of one species in one place  ​ Community­ All individuals of ​all​ species in one place ex. Pond  ​ Ecosystem­ Interaction between biotic communities and physical communities  ​ Biosphere­ Anywhere there is life    Reductionism­   Study the question at the finest level possible  Start from large object and finalize with a small/specific object  Ex. Organ System → Molecule  System Biology­   Study question at many different levels as possible (interactional)  Emergent Property­    Property that is produced by interactions of cellular subunits    What is life?   Vitalists​­ living things have a special substance/energy  Materialists­ ​living things are made of substance as non­living    ­Properties of Living Organisms­   ● Reproduction­ defaults overtime ((Evolution))  ● Metabolism­ (Take in energy and use it)  ● Made of Cells  ● Respond to Stimuli  ● Homeostasis­ maintaining equilibrium in the body    Ideal views of science  vs  Cynical views of science  Objective observations Subjective  Test hypothesis/theories Many theories are equally valid  Progress­ ex. Technology Progress? Or not       


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