Biology Chapter one

  1. Genes
    Specific sequence of nucleotides - a discrete unit of information
  2. Nucleotides -
    part of DNA, four different types
  3. Deoxyribonucleic acid
    DNA - long cable like molecule. each molecule formed from two long chains of building blocks - nucleotides - wound around eachother
  4. Cell Theory - a
    all living organisms consist of cells. all cells come from preexisting cells. basic idea to understand reproduction and growth of all organisms
  5. Matthias Schlediden and Theodor Schwann (country, date) goal:
    Germany 1839 - concluded all living organisms consist of cell
  6. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek -dutch
    used microscopes capable of magnifying 300 times and discovered single-celled life in a drop of pond water
  7. Robert Hooke England 1665 discovered..
    cells by using first microscopes that magnified 30 times
  8. Cells are basic..
    units of life
  9. all organisms are composed of
  10. Continuity of life depends on faithful copying of _____
    cells DNA into daughter cell
  11. Genome
    entire set of DNA instructions that specifies a cell, sequence of human genome. 3 billion nucleotides long and decoded in rough draft form in 2001
  12. Function in molecules is dependent on..
    their structure
  13. Phylogenetic tree
    particular nucleotide changes in gene sequence. Represents evolutionary history of the gene the "family tree". Agrees well with those derived from the fossil record.
  14. Genes show relationships between...
  15. Analogous
    Similar function - different evolutionary origins
  16. Homologous
    same evolutionary origin but differ in structure and function
  17. many vertebrates share same ___ that show their common evolutionary past
  18. bones
  19. Earth is how many billion years oldq
  20. We all evolved from... to ...
    simple to complex
  21. natural selection predicts ...
    relative positions in time of transitional forms of creatures
  22. Darwin predicted fossil record would yield links between ...
    groups of organisms
  23. how old is the theory of natural selection
    120 years old
  24. Artificial selection
    • animal breeders selected certain varieties of pigeons and other animals to produce certain characteristics that produced:
    • Variety of traits
  25. Death limits...
    population growth
  26. characteristics of living things
    order, organization, reproduction, reaction to stimuli, homostasis, adaptation, use of energy
  27. hierarchical organization of life?
    • Boy. biosphere
    • Every. Ecosystem
    • Child. Community
    • Spies. Species
    • Pies. Population
    • On.Organism
    • Orange.Organ system
    • Octate. Organ
    • Towels.Tissue
    • can.cell
    • oliver. organelle
    • make. macromolecule
    • more. molucule
    • adam?. atom
  28. What is an emergent property?
    characterists that aren't utilized or shown until used with others. A tire I just a tire until it is put on a car then it is part of the car.
  29. What is an emergent property of humans?
    Our consciousness is not in any one cell, but when all our cells come togeather, we form consciousnesss
  30. Deductive reasoning example
    • This bread has peanut butter and jam.
    • This other bread has peanut butter and jam.
    • this other OTHER bread has peanut butter and jam.
    • = Bread has peanut butter and jam.
  31. Inductive reasoning example
    • This bread has peanut butter on it.
    • = All bread has peanut butter on it.
  32. scientific PROCESS
    begins with an observation of things then a guess why that happens then testing to see if you were right. if not, you go to another hypothesis. and make the loop around till you find a hypothesis that is continually correct
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Biology Chapter one
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