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bio 209.

TermDefinition
Emergent properties features of a complex thing that cannot be understood by looking at each part of that complex thing separately in isolation
phenotype What an individual acts like or look likes (on their insides or outsides)
genotype The set of alleles that determine a particular trait of an individual is that individual’
”staysis” (really spelled stasis) idea of no change, that things, e.g., organisms, pH, etc., stay the same
evolution The proportion of different genotypes changing over time or generations
taxon A named classification level, e.g., Chordata
phylogeny A diagram of how different taxa are related
biodiversity The variation among organisms is remarkable, e.g., number of species and variation even within populations,
prokaryote An organism that consists of cell(s) that all lack a nucleus. the domain its in is Bacteria or Archaea
morphospecies A species defined as members looking pretty similar
a biological species, often just called a species one defined as members being able to interbreed and produce somewhat fertile offspring
unicellular An organism that can lives independently as a single cell
protist A eukaryotic organism that is not a fungus, animal or plant
heterotroph An organism that gets its carbon from another organism
absorption Digesting outside one’s body and having molecules then move into the body
abiotic An organism’s environment includes nonliving
biotic An organism’s environment includes living aspects
ecology The study of interactions of organisms with their biotic and abiotic environment
ecosystem A community along with its abiotic environment
pathogen Something, especially a microorganism, that can cause disease
vector An organism that transmits a pathogen or parasite
feral An animal that normally lives with and is cared for by humans, but now lives outside without human care
bioprospecting Trying to find species from which to extract commercially valuable compounds
pollination The transfer of plant male sex cells to a plant, which may then trigger fertilization and the production of seeds
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