New properties that emerge with each step upward in the hierarchy of life, owing to the arrangement and interactions of parts as complexity increases.
a specific biological community and its physical environment interacting in an exchange of matter and energy.
consists of all the individuals of a species living within the bounds of a specified area
specialized structure that performs important cellular functions within a eukaryotic cell
systems of biology
an approach to studying biology that aims to model the dynamic behavior of whole biological systems
A type of cell lacking a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles; found only in the domains Bacteria and Archaea.
deoxyribonucleic acid, the material that contains the information that determines inherited characteristics
the use of computational tools to store, organize, and analyze the huge volume of data that result from high-throughput methods
a domain of prokaryotic bacteria the consists of cocci, bacilli, and spirilli shaped cells organized into strepto- and staphlo- groups
domain of all organisms whose cells have nuclei, including protists, plants, fungi, and animals
Any of various single-celled prokaryotes genetically distinct from bacteria, often thriving in extreme environmental conditions
describes natural structures and processes as accurately as possible through careful observation and analysis of data
reasoning in which a conclusion is reached by stating a general principle and then applying that principle to a specific case