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By Peter J. Russell, Stephen L. Wolfe, Paul E. Hertz, Cecie Starr, Beverly McMillan

Biology: The Dynamic technology is the 1st common biology textual content with an experimental process that connects old learn, fresh advances accomplished with molecular instruments, and a glimpse of the longer term throughout the eyes of sought after researchers engaged on key unanswered questions of the day. This finished framework does not come on the price of crucial innovations. quite, it offers a significant, reasonable context for studying the entire middle fabric that scholars needs to grasp of their first path. Written "from the floor up" with minimum jargon and crisp, easy factors of the present nation of organic wisdom, the textual content helps scholars as they research the medical process-and easy methods to imagine as scientists do.

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Although heat energy can be used by some animals to maintain body temperature, it cannot sustain other life processes. 6). Living Organisms Compensate for Changes in the External Environment All objects, whether living or nonliving, respond to changes in the environment; for example, a rock warms up on a sunny day and cools at night. But only living systems have the capacity to detect environmental CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS AND RESEARCH 5 changes and compensate for them through controlled responses.

In these organisms, the DNA is suspended in the cell interior without separation from other cellular components. 12b). The nucleus and other specialized internal compartments of eukaryotic cells are called organelles (“little organs”). Biologists Consider the Species to Be a Fundamental Unit in a Hierarchy of Categories Most biologists consider the species to be the most fundamental grouping in the diversity of life. A species is a group of populations in which the individuals are so closely related in structure, biochemistry, and behavior that they can successfully interbreed.

The sequential stages through which individuals develop, grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce are known collectively as the life cycle of an organism. The moth’s life cycle includes egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages. Adult moths, through reproduction, continue the cycle by producing the sperm and eggs that unite to form the fertilized egg, which starts the next generation. 7 Life cycle of a giant silkworm moth (family Saturniidae). a. Egg b. Larva Humans and all other organisms are part of an unbroken chain of life that began billions of years ago.

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