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the scientific study of life
the entire portion of Earth inhabited by life; the sum of all the planet's ecosystems
All the organisms in a given area, along with the nonliving (abiotic) factors with which they interact; a biological community and its physical environment.
A group of individuals that belong to one species and live in the same geographic area
A type of cell lacking a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles; found only in the domains Bacteria and Archaea
A type of cell with a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles. All organisms except bacteria and archaea are composed of eukaryotic cells.
An approach to studying biology that aims to model the dynamic behavior of whole biological systems based on a study of the interactions among the system's parts.
A discrete unit of hereditary information consisting of a specific nucleotide sequence in DNA (or RNA, in some viruses.) Most of the genes of a eukaryote are located in its chromosomal DNA; a few are carried by the DNA of mitochondria and chloroplasts.
A taxonomic category above the kingdom level. The three domains are Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya.
One of two prokaryotic domains, the other being Archaea.
One of two prokaryotic domains, the other being Bacteria.
Domain of life that includes all eukaryotic organisms.
Descent with modification; the idea that living species are descendants of ancestral species that were different from present-day ones; also, the genetic changes in a population from generation to generation
A process in which individuals with certain inherited traits are more likely to survive and reproduce than are individuals that do not have those traits.
opposite of deductive reasoning. Makes broad generalizations from specific observations
A widely accepted explanatory idea that is broader in scope than a hypothesis, generates a new hypotheses and is supported by a large body of evidence
A testable explanation for a set of observations based on the available data
starts out with a general statement, or hypothesis, and examines the possibilities to reach a specific, logical conclusion
An experiment in which an experimental group is compared with a control group that varies only in the factor being tested.
The application of scientific knowledge for a specific purpose, often involving industry or commerce but also including uses in basic research.
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