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[BSCI 105] - Midterm Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (42 pages long)


Department
Biological Sciences Program
Course Code
BSCI 105
Professor
Keller
Study Guide
Midterm

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BSCI 105
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
8/31/16
Structure Function Relationships
Form Follows Function
Inferring function of unfamiliar structures
Ex: Paleontologists infer the functions of different features found in dinosaur
fossils.
In order for something to function well, it has to have certain features.
Important
Energy Transformation
Thermodynamics
Energy can’t be created or destroyed
Energy is “moved around”
Transformation: Solar Energy -> Chemical Energy
Emergent Properties
Levels of Organization
The properties of a thing depend on what is made of
Properties of individual parts do not predict properties of a thing
As you increase level of organization new properties appear
Regulatory Mechanisms
Processes are regulated
Feedback loops
Competitive interactions
Evolution
Common Ancestry
ALL organisms evolve from other organisms
ALL organisms have a single common ancestor
Cell Theory
Continuity of Life
ALL cells come from other cells
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