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the combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials
the process of change that occurs during an organism's life to produce a more complex organism
a reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent
a reproductive process that involves two parents that combine their genetic material to produce a new organism which differs from both parents
an organism that is able to capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food
an organism that cannot make its own food and gets food by consuming other living things
the condition in which an organism's internal environment is kept stable in spite of changes in the external environment
the classification system in which each organism is given a unique, two-part scientific name indicating its genus and species
a group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce
in cells, a large oval organelle that contains the cell's genetic material in the form of DNA and controls many of the cell's activities
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