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2. Functions of living things

NUTRITION Living things obtain the substances they need to grow, renew their structures and get the energy to carry out the vital functions
REPRODUCTION Living things produce new individuals similar to themselves to guarantees the survival of the species.
INTERACTION Living things are able to collect information from the environment, process it and react to it.
AUTOTROPHIC NUTRITION Those living things that can produce their own food, by making organic matter from inorganic compounds
HETEROTROPHIC NUTRITION Those living things that can’t produce their own food and have to eat other living things (organic matter)
SEXUAL REPRODUCTION A male gamete and a female gamete join producing a zygote.
ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION It takes place through the division of the parent (progenitor) cell. The daughter cells are identical to the parent cell.
SAPROTROPHS They eat decomposing organic matter
VIVIPAROUS REPRODUCTION The mother feeds the embryo until birth
OMNIVORES They eat plants and animals
OVIPAROUS REPRODUCTION The mother lays one or more eggs that contain the embryo
Created by: Rosaliceo