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

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Professor:Lipscomb
Class:BIOL 1005 - General Biology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
Keywords:
  • Concentration
  • Antioxidant
  • No Molecules
  • Phospholipids
  • Differences
  • Environmental Forces
  • Phospholipid
  • Hydrophilic
  • Synthesizing
  • Heterotroph
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Chapter 1 An Introduction to Life on Earth Vocabulary Adaptation – A trait that increases the ability of an individual to survive and reproduce compared to individuals without the trait. Autotroph – “self feeder”; normally, a photosynthetic organism, a producer. Biodiversity – The total number of species within an ecosystem and the resulting complexity of interactions among them. Biosphere – That part of Earth inhabited by living organisms; includes both living and nonliving components. Cell – The smallest unit of life, consisting, at a minimum, of an outer membrane that encloses a watery medium containing organic molecules, including genetic material composed of DNA. Conclusion – In the scientific method, the decision about the validity of a hypothesis on the basis of experimental evidence. Control – That portion of an experiment in which all possible variables are held constant; in contrast to the “experimental” portion, in which a particular variable is altered. Domain – The broades...

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