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Ransom Ch 2 vocab

ransom ch 2 vocab

stimulus anything that affects the activity of an organism
homeostasis the maintenance of a stable internal environment
asexual reproduction a single parent produces offspring that are identical to the parent
sexual reproduction two parents produce offspring that share characteristics of both parents
DNA hereditary material that controls all the activities of a cell, contains the info to make new cells, and provides instructions for making proteins
metabolism the total of all the chemical activities that the organism performs
producers produce their own food by using sunlight
consumers eat other organisms or producers to get food
decomposers get food by breaking down the nutrients in dead organisms or animal wastes
proteins large molecules made up of subunits called amino acids
carbohydrates a group of compounds made of sugars
lipids compounds that store energy and form membranes of cells
fats and oils a type of lipid that stores energy
phospholipids a type of lipid that forms most of a cell membrane
nucleic acids compounds made up of subunits called nucleotides
ATP the major fuel used for all cell activities that require energy
heredity the passing of traits from parent to offspring
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