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Characteristic of Living Things

DNA genetic material that organisms inherit from their parents
Stimulus a Signal to which an organism responds
Sexual Reproduction cells from 2 parents unite to form the first cell of the new organism
Asexual Reproduction cells from 1 parent produces offspring identical to the parent
Homeostasis a relatively constant physical and chemical internal condition that organisms maintain
Metabolism chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down material
Living things grow and develop Every organism has a particular pattern of growth and development
Living things are made up of cells Organisms are composed of one or more cells- the smallest units considered fully alive. Despite their small size cells are complex and highly organized
Living things reproduce All organisms reproduce. Most plants and animals engage in sexual reproduction(cells from 2 parents) Others organisms reproduce through asexual reproduction(single organisms produce identical offspring)
Living things maintain a stable internal environment All organisms need to keep their internal environment relatively stable, even when external conditions change dramatically. Condition is called Homeostasis
Living things obtain and use material and energy All organisms must take in materials and energy to grow, develop, and reproduce. Combination of chemical reactions through which and organism builds up or break down is called Metabolism.
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