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Chapter 1

COMPLETE Honors General Biology CHAPTER 1 Notes -- 4.0ed this course

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Biology
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BSC 2010C
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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BSC 2010C­­0001  Ch.1: The Scientific Study of Life  Biology is the study of life  Living organisms have several properties and common characteristics  Exhibit Order  Maintenance of homeostasis  Homeostasis maintains living systems in an acceptable range  Cell: most basic structure in living organisms, capable of carrying out all of the  activities fundamental to life  Cell is the structural and functional unit of life  2 main types of main cells: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes  Characteristics of Prokaryotes  Bacteria  Lack many of the organelles of eukaryotes   Smaller  Many have cell walls  Characteristics of Eukaryotes   Plants, animals, fungi, Protista  Membrane bound well­defined nucleus  Complex Organelles  Cell wall only in plants   Cells are organized in tissues  Biologists classify organisms into groups with similar characteristics to understand  the diversity of life  Classification of organisms= taxonomy  The system progresses from the most general specific 
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