BSC 1010 Lecture 1: Chapter 1 Notes

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Florida International University
Biological Science
BSC 1010
John Geiger

Evolution The process of change that has transformed life on Earth from the earliest beginnings to the diversity of organisms living today. Biology the study of life Emergent Properties new properties that emerge with each step upward in the hierarchy of life systems biology An approach to studying biology that aims to model the dynamic behavior of whole biological systems. Levels of Biological Organization Biosphere, Ecosystems, Communities, Populations, Organisms, Organs and Organ Systems, Tissues, Cells, Organelles, Molecules global climate change a change in the world's climate Eukaryotic Cell A type of cell with a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles. Organisms with eukaryotic cells (protists, plants, fungi, and animals) are called eukaryotes. Prokaryotic Cell A type of cell lacking a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles; found only in the domains Bacteria and Archaea. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) a complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes Genes the units of inheritance that transmit information from parents to offspring gene expression The process by which DNA directs the synthesis of proteins or, in some cases, just RNAs genome complete set of an organism's genetic material genomics The study of whole sets of genes and their interactions. bioinformatics the use of computational tools to store, organize, and analyze the huge volume of data that result from high-throughput methods Negative Feedback type of regulation that responds to a change in conditions by initiating responses that will counteract the change Positive Feedback Feedback that tends to magn
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