Current apps in bio
BIO at UNF
|What are the characteristics of life? ||Cells, Biological growth, development, regulate metabolism processes, response to stimuli, locomotion, reproduction, adaptation’s, |
|How does homeostasis tie in with the characteristics of life? ||Maintenance and regulation of metabolic processes: it would be very costly to an organism if their biological processes were unregulated (much energy would be lost and wasted)|
|How are biological systems organized?
*Remember to include everything from cells to tissues to populations to ecosystems
Tissues are organized into organs.
Tissues and organs form organ systems.
Population-members of a species that live in the same area at the same time.
Community- populations that live together and interact. Ecosystem
|How is information transferred in an organism? ||Cell-to-cell communication is a complex process called cell signaling
•Information is transmitted by:
–Neurotransmitters and their receptors
|How is this passed from generation to generation? ||DNA is the large molecule that makes up genes
Genes specify instructions for making every living organism
DNA contains “recipe” for proteins
|What is the basic unifying theory in biology? ||Evolution|
|What is the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning? ||–Deductive reasoning draws conclusions from premises
–Inductive reasoning begins with observations and draws conclusions or extrapolates
|Lamark: good guy or evil incarnate? ||First recognized scientist to propose that a changing environment, not divine intervention, caused an organism to alter its behavior|
|Know how the early thinkers (e.g., Malthus, Lyell, etc.) influenced Darwin’s thoughts ||-Populations of organisms could potentially far outstrip their resources
-The Earth is very old (at least millions of years), with a very different prehistoric environment
Changing environments cause populations to change (e.g., selective breeding)