biogoly honors chapter 1 vocab
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all organisms and the part of the earth where they exist.
variety of life within an area.
a group of organisms so similar to one another that they can breed and and produce fertile offspring.
the scientific study of all forms of life.
the knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions.
an individual living thing.
basic unit of life.
all chemical processes that synthesize or breakdown materials within an organism.
molecule that stores genetic information in all organisms.
changing, organized group of related parts that interact to form a whole.
collection of organisms and nonliving things, such as climate, soil, water, and rocks, in an area.
regulation and maintenance of constant internal conditions in an organism.
change in a species over time; process of biological change by which descendants come to differ from their ancestors.
inherited trait that is selected for over time because it allows organisms to better survive in their environment.
using the senses to study the world; using tools to collect measurements; using tools to collect measurements; examining previous research results.
observations and measurements recorded during an experiment.
proposed explanation or answer to a scientific question.
process that tests a hypothesis by collecting information under controlled conditions.
condition or factor that is manipulated by a scientist during an experiment.
experimental data collected through observation and measurement.
condition that is controlled so that it does not change during an experiment.
proposed explanation for a wide variety of observations and experimental results.
a determination of the dimensions of something using a standard unit.
a description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured.
the exactness of a measurement.
tool that provides an enlarged image of an object.
specific region of DNA that codes for a particular protein.
study of DNA structure and function on the molecular level.
study and comparison of genomes within a single species or among different species.
use and application of living things and biological processes.
organisms whose genome has been altered to contain one or more genes from another organism or species