Biology Unit 2: Vocabulary, Biology Unit 1: Ecology, Bio Vocab Review
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The basic unit of matter.
A pure substance made of only one type of atom.
A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions.
The number of protons in the atom.
Chemical bond formed when one or more electrons are transferred from one atom to another.
Chemical bond formed when the electrons are shared between atoms.
The small units.
The large units.
Atoms of the same element that differ in the number of neutrons they contain.
An element that exists in two or more forms.
A chemical reaction that builds up molecules by losing water molecules.
The process of splitting a compound into fragments with the addition of water. (Breaks down water.)
The process of creating large molecules from smaller molecules, utilizing energy.
The process of breaking large molecules down into smaller molecules, releasing energy.
Primarily composed of: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen. [CH2O]n format.
Known for energy storage.
Monomer carbohydrate. (One unit)
Polymer carbohydrate. (Multiple units.)
(Note: Disaccharide has 2 units.)
Fats. Composed of carbon and hydrogen (often in chains); not soluble in water.
(Store energy, used as phospholipids in membranes.)
Macromolecules that contain nitrogen as well as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
Do the work in the cell.
Organic compounds with an amino group (-NH2) on one end and a carboxyl group (-COOH) on the other end.
The sequence of amino acids.
Coils and folding of the amino acid chain.
The three-dimensional shape of the protein is stabilized by interactions between R-groups (side chains).
Association between two or more different polypeptide chains (protein subunits) found in only some proteins.
Chemical reactions that absorb energy.
Chemical reactions that release energy.
The energy needed to get a reaction started.
A substance that speeds up the rate of the reaction by lowering the activation energy.
Proteins that act as biological catalysts.
All of the chemical reactions that occur within an organism.
A compound that forms H+ ions in solution.
A compound that forms OH- ions in solution.
A weak acid or base that can react with strong acids or bases.
Prevents sharp, sudden changes in pH.
A substance on which an enzyme acts during a chemical reaction.
Pockets in the folds on enzyme surfaces.
Molecules sit in the active site of the enzyme and prevent the entry of the substrate.
Molecules attach to an allosteric site and change the shape of the enzyme and thus the shape of the active site.
Enzyme is now less compatible with its substrate.
Site on the enzyme used for uncompetitive inhibition.
Made up of nucleotides joined into a chain by covalent bonds. (Polymer of nucleotides.)
One part of a nucleic acid.
(Five-carbon sugar attached to a phosphorous and a nitrogenous base.)
Give the acronym for the list of the most common elements found in the human body.
Positively charged subatomic particle.
Neutrally charged subatomic particle.
Negatively charged subatomic particle.
Total number of protons and neutrons.
Weighted average of the masses of an element's isotopes
Most outer shell of electrons.
The smallest unit of most compounds.
Functional group: COOH.
Functional group: PO4.
Functional group: HO.
Functional Group: NH2
Carbohydrate with exactly 2 units.
Lipids with no C=C bonds.
Lipids with C=C bonds.
Lipids with more than 1 C=C bond.
The name for the polymer of amino acids.
Bond between 2 amino acids.
The sidechain that makes each amino acid different.
Secondary protein structure is held together with ___.
Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, Guanine, Uracil
Name of the nucleotides.
Name of the 5-carbon sugar in DNA.
Law of Conservation of Energy; First Law of Thermodynamics
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.
Second Law of Thermodynamics
In a closed, isolated, system entropy is strictly increasing.
The ability/capacity to cause a change.
Process that changes or transforms one set of chemicals into another.
2H2O2 -> 2H2O + O2
Equation of the reaction catalase catalyzes.
Temperature, pH, concentration
Examples of things that affect enzyme performance.
Higher pH (7-14) indicates the substance is a(n) ___.
Lower pH (1-7) indicates the substance is a(n) ___.
Suffix to indicate enzymes.
Induced Fit Model
A model for enzyme-substrate interaction.
The proper substrate induces the proper alignment of the active site that enables the enzyme to perform its catalytic function.
A model for enzyme-substrate interaction. (Obsolete)
Enzymes and substrates have corresponding shapes like a lock and key.
Process in which one strain of bacteria changes due to information from another strain of bacteria.
The ___ carbon bonds from the first nucleotide to the ___ carbon from another nucleotide.
The bonds between the phosphate groups and the sugars makes the ___ in nucleic acids.
The two strands of DNA run in opposite directions. The nitrogenous bases contact in the middle.
Examples of nucleic acids.
Chargaff's Rule, 1949
The observation that the number of adenine and thymine are roughly the same.
(Similarly, guanine and cytosine.)
Rosalind Franklin, 1950s
The scientist who used X-Ray diffraction and found an X-shape, indicating 2 twisted strands.
Watson and Crick, 1953
Built a model of DNA using Franklin's research.
Discovered transformation by observing harmless R stains turn into S strains ones and give a mouse pneumonia.
Discovered that DNA caused transformation by trial-and-error destroying things until it stopped happening.
Hershey & Chase, 1952
Discovered that bacteriophages inject their genetic information into bacteria by marking the information with radioactive isotopes.
Bond where electrons are more thrown at each other. (Ions.)
Bond where electrons are shared.
Attraction between different particles.
Attraction between the same particles.
Weak bonds between hydrogen atoms and other atoms from different molecules.
Repelled from water.
Attracted to water.
Highest level of organization; contains everything.
A group of ecosystems that have the same climate and similar communities.
Groups of individuals of the same species in the same area.
Assemblages of different species in the same area.
A collection of all the organisms in a particular place together with the nonliving or abiotic environment.
Organisms that obtain energy directly from sunlight.
Organisms that must acquire energy from other organisms by eating them.
Each step in a food chain or web.
Total amount of living tissue within a given trophic level.
Elements, chemical compounds, and other forms of matter are passed from one organism to another and from one part of the biosphere to another.
The nutrient whose supply limits productivity.
The protective outer covering of the plant body.
A waxy coating that protects against water loss.
Tissue that transports materials throughout the plant.
Transports water and minerals up from roots.
Transports (food) sugar, water, amino acids, and hormones throughout the plant.
Plant tissue that is neither dermal nor vascular.
Site of photosynthesis.
Pores (on the underside of leaves) that allow for gas exchange.
Regulate the opening and closing of the stoma.
The principal photosynthetic pigment in plants.
The energy molecule of all life.
Energy-capture phase of Photosynthesis; Takes place in thylakoids.
Calvin Cycle; Energy-storage phase; Takes place in Stoma.
Diffusion of water.
The probabilistic process by which molecules go from high concentration to low concentration.
Transport requiring no energy.
Evaporation of water from leaves (to encourage gas exchange through the stoma).
Tendency of water to rise in a thin tube.
Growth responses by plants to environmental stimuli.
Plants with flowers. (Enclosed seeds.)
Plants without flowers. (At least semi-open seeds; eg, ferns.)
Male pollen-producing part of the flower.
Female part of the flower.
The full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives
Competitive Exclusion Principle
No two species can occupy exactly the same niche in exactly the same habitat at exactly the same time.
Two species live closely together.
Both species benefit.
One organism benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed.
One species lives on or in another and harms it.
Succession that occurs in an area in which no trace of a previous community is present.
Succession that occurs in an area that was only partially destroyed by disturbance.
A special kind of wetland, where the river meets the sea.
The average, year-after-year temperature and precipitation in a region.
The day-to-day condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place.
The larger a population gets, the faster it grows.
(To be technical, how fast it grows is proportional to its size.)
Where a population's growth slows and then stops, following a period of exponential growth.
Carrying Capacity (K)
Maximum number of individuals that a particular environment can support.
Concentrations of a harmful substance increase in organisms at higher trophic levels.
Layer of ozone in the upper atmosphere that protects the surface from UV radiation.