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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 1510
Professor
Spencer/ Choi
Semester
Summer

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Biology 1510 – Aug. 24 – What is Life? 8/24/2012 11:08:00 AM Life:  A cell with heritable (genetic) code and the cell interacts with the environment, grows, and reproduces Features of Living organisms:  Uses energy and undergoes chemical reactions  Have cells (boundary that separates organism from environment  Has information that encodes all functions of organism (DNA/RNA)  Has the ability to replication/reproduction o Going to be similar to parent but will be different in some aspects  Has the ability to evolve Evolution:  Descent with modification o Adapt to changes in environment o Heritable change  From parent to offspring  Generation to generation o Mutations!!!!! o Enhances Survi
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