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Chars of Life

Unit 1.2 of LC Biology

Biology The Study of living things (organisms)
Continuity of life The ability of organisms to exist from one generation to the next
Egestion Removal of unabsorbed material from the body
Excretion Removal of the waste products of metabolism
Characteristics of life Common features that separate living things from non-living things (organisation, nutrition, excretion, response & reproduction).
Nutrition The obtaining or making of food or energy by living organisms
Reproduction The creating of new individuals of its own kind by an organism (by either sexual or asexual means).
Response The ability of an organism to react to stimuli
Asexual A type of reproduction involving only one parent
Sexual A type of reproduction involving 2 parents
Metabolism All the chemical reactions taking place in living organisms