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Unit 1 Intro to Bio

7-3 Ch 2-3 Characteristics, Classification, etc. of Living Things

1. is it unicellular or multicellular? 2. does it have a nucleus (prokaryotic or eukaryotic)? 3. is it a producer, consumer or decomposer? What are 3 main characteristics/questions used to determine which kingdom an organism belongs in?
What are the 6 kingdoms? Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protist, Fungi, Plant and Animal
study of living things is... biology
smallest unit of a living thing; building blocks of life cells
an organism that eats its food consumer
an organism that breaks down matter and absorbs the remaining nutrients decomposer
a change in structure, maturity develop(ment)
ability to cause a change or to do work energy
cells with a nucleus eukaryotic
an increase in size (mass or number of cells) growth
What are characteristics of ALL living things? growth and development; response to stimuli, reproduce, use energy and are made of cell(s)
List thenlevels of classification (in order) kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species
What are correct levels of organization in an organism from smallest to largest? molecule--> cell--> tissue--> organ--> organ system--> organism
What does multicellular mean? a many celled organism
What is an organism? an individual form of life / a living thing
an organism that makes its own food through photosynthesis is called a producer
cells with NO nucleus prokaryotic
making more of the same organism reproduction
a reaction to a stimulus response
What is a scientific name? two-part assigned name; Genus and species
one type of an organisms; can interbreed and have fertile offspring species
a change in the environment that causes a response stimulus
the study and process of identifying and classifying living things taxonomy
Give examples of variables that affect an organism's ability to stay alive, must be "maintained" temp, food, oxygen, water
What does unicellular mean? a single celled organism
Created by: jenhaugen01