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biology
study of life in general.
study of _____
cells
highly organized,thin structures with thin coverings called membranes.
with thin coverings called membranes.
reproduction
process by which organisms make more of themselves from one generation to the next.
make more of
metabolism
sum of all chemical reactions done by an organism.
sum of all
homeostasis
the maintenance of stable internal conditions, in spite of changes, in the external environments.
home-stable
genes
sets of inherited instructions for making protein; coded in DNA
coded in DNA
heredity
passing of traits from one generation to the next
passing of traits
mutation
change of DNA in a gene; some harmful, some help to survive.
change in _ _ _
evolution
change in the inherited traits of species over time
change in inherited traits over
species
group of genetically similar organisms that can produce fertile offspring
genetically similar organisms
natural selection
process by which populations change due to how their environment affects them; founded by Darwin.
the weak die and the strong survive
ecology
science that studies the interactions of living organisms with one another and with the non-living part of their environment
studies the interactions of ____...