The process of change that has transformed life on Earth from the earliest beginnings to the
diversity of organisms living today.
the study of life
new properties that emerge with each step upward in the hierarchy of life
An approach to studying biology that aims to model the dynamic behavior of whole biological
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
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.
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
the units of inheritance that transmit information from parents to offspring
The process by which DNA directs the synthesis of proteins or, in some cases, just RNAs
complete set of an organism's genetic material
The study of whole sets of genes and their interactions.
the use of computational tools to store, organize, and analyze the huge volume of data that
result from high-throughput methods
type of regulation that responds to a change in conditions by initiating responses that will
counteract the change
Feedback that tends to magn