Lecture Notes for BIOL 1005 - General Biology with Lipscomb at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Vocab
Class:BIOL 1005 - General Biology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • Hypotonic Solution
  • Antioxidant
  • No Molecules
  • Concentration
  • Plasmodesmata
  • Observation
  • Differences
  • Phospholipids
  • Multicellular
  • Hydrophilic
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Chapter 1 An Introduction to Life on Earth Vocabulary adaptation autotroph biodiversity biosphere cell conclusion control domain eukaryotic evolution experiment heterotroph homeostasis hypothesis kingdom metabolism multicellular natural selection nucleus observation prediction prokaryotic scientific method scientific theory unicellular variable Things to know: 1. You should know the 6 operations commonly used in the scientific method and the order in which they are typically performed. Observation Question Hypothesis  Prediction  Experiment/observation  conclusion 2. How is a scientific theory different from an hypothesis? A hypothesis is formulated based on previous observation in answer to a question, and a scientific theory is more general and reliable than a hypothesis. 3. What 3 natural processes underlie evolution by natural selection? Genetic variation, differences in DNA, mutations can have no affect or cause harm (down syndrome). 4. What are the shared characteristics of living things? - Com...

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