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Lab bio chapter 1 key terms

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biosphere
all ecosystems of the earth
ecosystem
small environment of living things
organism
living things
cell
basic aspect of life
DNA
characteristics passed on through reproduction
gene
part of DNA needed for inherited traits
species
any form of life
domain
broadest type of classification
unicellular
one cell
prokaryotic cells
cell with out a nuclei
eukaryotic cell
nuclei that separate DNA from rest of cell
multicellular
more than one organism
system
things coming together to make something else
photosynthesis
plants making food, process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches
producers
produce food in ecosystem
consumer
organisms eating food that producers produce
homeostasis
regulate body temperature
adaptation
ability to survive in an environment
population
organisms in the same species
natural selection
organisms that are adapt to its environment produce more offspring than those who can't adapt