Life Science Vocab
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Big Bang Theory
is defined as the theory that the universe may have been created in a huge explosion at least 12 billion years ago.
the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, typically microscopic and consisting of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane.
an organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the genetic material is DNA in the form of chromosomes contained within a distinct nucleus.
a microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles.
deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information....
Molecules to Man
same as abiogenesis
deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell.
Artificial Selection and Natural Selection
acts by allowing differential reproductive success to individuals with different genetically determined traits in order to increase the frequency of desirable traits in the population.
is a self-organized, endogenously ordered, spherical collection of lipids proposed as a stepping-stone to the origin of life.
is the process by which life arises naturally from non-living matter.
the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.
is the pseudoscientific view that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.