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Lecture 1

BSC 1005 Lecture 1: 1

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Fall 2011

Department
Biological Science
Course Code
BSC 1005
Professor
thornton
Lecture
1

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1. Themes in the Study of Life
Organisms are adapted to their environment
oResult of evolution – fundamental principle of biology
oProperties of life: order, regulation, energy processing, evolutionary adaptation,
response to the environment, growth and development, reproduction
Theme 1 – Evolution is the core of biology
oOrganisms living today are modified descendants of common ancestors
Theme 2 – New properties emerge at each level in the biological hierarchy
oLife can be studied at different levels from molecules to the entire living planet
oEach level has emergent properties, building on the levels below
oEmergent properties result from interaction of parts within a system
oCells  Tissues  Organs  Organ systems
oOrganisms  Populations  Ecosystem  Biosphere
oReductionism – reducing complex systems to manageable parts to simplify
Theme 3 – Organisms interacting with environment, exchange matter & energy
oEcosystem operation involves 2 processes:
Cycling of nutrients
One way flow of energy from sunlightproducersconsumers
oActivities of life require work, which requires energy
Energy may be transformed from one form to another
Some energy is lost to the environment as heat
Theme 4 – Structure and function are correlated at all biological levels
oForm fits function
Theme 5 – Cells are an organism’s basic unit
oOrganism activities are based on cell activities

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1. Themes in the Study of Life Organisms are adapted to their environment oResult of evolution fundamental principle of biology oProperties of life: order, regulation, energy processing, evolutionary adaptation, response to the environment, growth and development, reproduction Theme 1 Evolution is the core of biology oOrganisms living today are modified descendants of common ancestors Theme 2 New properties emerge at each level in the biological hierarchy oLife can be studied at different levels from molecules to the entire living planet oEach level has emergent properties, building on the levels below oEmergent properties result from interaction of parts within a system oCells T
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