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How does biology apply to your life? Biology directly applies to your health, life, and future in ways as simple as daily food choices.
Biology the study of life
Organization the highest degree of order in an organisms internal and external parts
Cell the smallest unit that can preform all life's processes
Unicellular organisms, such as bacteria, made of one cell
Multicellular organisms, such as humans or trees, made of multiple cells
Organ Organs are structures that carry out specialized jobs within an organ system
Tissue group of cells that have similar abilities and allow the organ to function
Organelle tiny structures that carry out functions necessary for the cell to live
Biological Molecule organelles contain biological molecules the chemical compounds that provide physical structure and that bring about movement, energy use, and other cellular functions
Homeostasis the maintenance of a stable level of internal conditions even though environmental conditions are always changing
Metabolism the sum of all the chemical reactions that take in and transform energy and materials from the environment
Cell Division the formation of two new cells from an existing cell
Development the process by which an organism becomes a mature adult
Reproduction unlike other characteristics, is not essential to the survival of an individual organism. However, because no organisms live forever, reproduction is essential for the continuation of the species
Gene a short segment of DNA that contains the instructions for a single trait of an organism
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