General Biology/Introduction

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  • life; evolution; biology;
  • what is life?;
  • order, evolutionary adaptation, regulation, reproduction, response to the environment, growth and development, energy processing;

The study of life reveals common themes[edit | edit source]

  • here, organization, information, energy and matter, interactions, evolution;
  • levels of biological organization; biosphere; ecosystems, communities, populations, organisms, organs and organ systems, tissues, cells, organelles, molecules,
  • reductionism,
  • emergent properties,
  • systems biology;
  • structure and function;
  • cell; eukaryotic cell; prokaryotic cell;
  • DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
  • genes; DNA; DNA encoding; proteins;gene expression;
  • DNA; mRNA; Protein; transcription; translation; protein folding; genomics; proteomics; proteome;
  • bioinformatics;
  • producers; consumers;
  • energy flow; chemical cycling;
  • ecosystem; molecules; organisms; feedback regulation;negative feedback; positive feedback;
  • evolution;

The Core Theme: Evolution accounts for the unity and diversity of life[edit | edit source]

  • evolution; Theodosius Dobzhansky;
  • Grouping Species;
  • three domains of Bacteria; Archaea; Eukarya;
  • dual nature of unity and diversity;
  • Charles Darwin;
  • On the Origin of Species;
  • descent with modification; natural selection;
  • Darwin developed his theory;
  • evolution; natural selection;
  • the tree of life; natural selection; family tree;

In studying nature, scientists make observations and form and test hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  • science; inquiry; observation; data; inductive reasoning; hypothesis; sometimes case study;
  • experimental variables and controls;
  • experiment; variables; controlled experiment; independent /dependent variable; theory;
  • science; cooperative approach;
  • cooperation; model organisms; technology;

Reference[edit | edit source]

Jane B. Reece et al.(2014), Campbell Biology Tenth Edition, Chapter 1 Evolution, the Themes of Biology, and Scientific Inquiry