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Biological Sciences
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01:119:115
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A L L
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Fall

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What is biology? 09/16/2013 Common characteristics What is biology? Organization Genetic info Energy & matter Interactions Evolution Organization Life has emergent properties in successive levels of organization i.e. complexity increases Molecules ▯ macromolecules ▯ organelles/cells ▯ tissues, organs, organ systems ▯ organisms &  populations ▯ communities & ecosystems ▯ biosphere Correlation b/w structure & function at all levels Genetic info DNA Energy & matter Main source: Sun Transferred Not created nor destroyed – first law of thermodynamics Interactions At molecular level (within organisms) At population level (same species) At ecosystem level (different species) Evolution Central to everything we know about living organisms ~1.4 million species exist on earth (~1% of species that have ever existed) Large number of species have many features in common Evolution provides explan
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