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Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Biology

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Biosphere
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The regions of the surface, atmosphere, and ocean of the earth occupied by living organisms.
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Biodiversity
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The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
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Species
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A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
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Biology
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The study of living organisms.
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Organisms
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An individual living thing.
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Cell
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The smallest structural and functional unit of an organism.
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Metabolism
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A set of biological processes in an organism that break down or generate materials.
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Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
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The carrier of genetic information in all organisms.
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System
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A group of organized components that work together as a whole.
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Ecosystem
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A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
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Homeostasis
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A process that maintains the stability of an organism's internal environment in response to changes in external conditions.
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Evolution
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The change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.
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Adaptation
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A trait passed down through generations that improves the likelihood for a species to survive.
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Structure
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______ and function are related in biological organisms.
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