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12 Cards in this Set

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Scientific Study of Life
Animals that take in o2 and release co2
Prokaryotes and fungi that secrete enzymes that digest nutrients from organic material and convert them into inorganic forms
Deductive reasoning
A type of logic which specifies results are predicted from a general premise
Emergent properties
New properties that arise with each step upward in the hierachy of life, owning to the arrangement and interactions of parts as complexity increases
Prokaryotic cell
Lacks membrane-enclosed nucleus & other membrane-enclosed organelles. Found only in domains Bacteria & Archaea
Descent with modification; the idea that living species are descendants of ancestral species that were different from present day ones; also, genetic changes in a population from generation to generation.
A discrete unit of hereditary information consisting of a specific nucleotide sequence in DNA (or RNA, in some viruses). Most of the genes of a eukaryote are located in its chromosomal DNA: a few are carried by the DNA of mitochondria and chloroplasts.
A testable explanation for a set of observations based on the available data and guided by inductive reasoning.
Inductive reasoning
A type of logic in which generalizations are based on a large number of observations.
An organism that makes organic food molecules from Co2 and H2o and other inorganic raw materials: a plant, alga, or autotrophic prokaryote.
Eukaryotic cell
Membrane-enclosed nucleus & organelles. Found in plants, animals, fungi & protists