Gen Bio: Chapter 1
Terms in this set (12)
simplest viruses to bacteria to multicellular organisms are complex
Response to stimuli
bending of a stem towards a light
biogenesis: deployment of life from other life; species reproduce their own kind; abiogenesis: life from non-life
Growth and Development
regulated by genetic material in living organisms
Utilization of Nutrients
some of the energy in nutrients is converted.
the ability of an organism to maintain its internal environment towards tolerable levels
over time living organisms will develop characteristics that make them better suited for their environment
Life is carbon-based? *
All of the life is carbon based because all element so far discovered are based off of carbon
What is the primary gas in the atmosphere?
What did the early atmosphere lack?
Earth was seeded by space
What was a common belief about when the Earth was formed?
Life formed when the planet was formed, but we know that to be untrue.