Question and answer
Biologists have organized their areas of study into ten main themes. Please list and describe all ten of these main themes. (0.5 points each) Also, provide a specific example explaining what a
biologist might study or research for each of these ten main themes. (0.5 points each)
Ten Themes in the Study of Life: 1. Each level of biological organization has emergent properties. 2. Cells are the basic unit for both structure and function. 3. DNA is the genetic material and is the heritable information. 4. [ Structure and Function are related at all levels of organization. 5. Open systems: A way of sensing and responding to specific changes in the environment. 6. A way of
capturing and using energy and materials (regulation of biochemical reactions) 7. Unity and Diversity. 8. Evolution is the central theme of biology. 9. Science is a process of inquiry (the scientific method). 10. Science and technology are functions of society, Each level of biological organization has emergent properties Emergent property = Property that emerges from interactions that occur due to increasing organization. With each step upward in the biological hierarchy, new properties emerge that were not present at the simpler organizational levels. Life is difficult to define because it is associated with numerous emergent properties that reflect a hierarchy of structural organization. Some of the emergent properties and processes associated with life are: Complex. Organisms are highly ordered, and other characteristics of life emerge from this complex organization. Reproduction. Organisms reproduce; life comes only from life (biogenesis). Growth and Development. Heritable programs stored in DNA direct the species-specific pattern of growth and development. Energy Transformation. Organisms take in and transform energy to do work, including the maintenance of their ordered state. ]
Expert answered|emdjay23|Points 2324|
Question
Asked 9/20/2013 6:55:09 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
21,973,070 questions answered
Popular Conversations
mesosphere
Weegy: Stratospher is between the troposphere and the mesosphere in earths atmosphere. User: stratosphere User: ...
9/1/2015 5:07:52 PM| 4 Answers
Article II of the Constitution is important because it ___________.
Weegy: Article II of the Constitution is important because it executive branch of the government. User: gives ...
9/1/2015 8:57:19 AM| 2 Answers
Simplify 6(x + 3). 6x + 3 6x + 18 6x + 9 x + 18
Weegy: (6x)^2 = 36x^2 User: Simplify 6(x + 3). Weegy: that's not possible! what do you need to know. [s] User: ...
9/1/2015 9:57:41 AM| 2 Answers
The term semantics is derived from the Greek word semantikos, which ...
Weegy: The term semantics is derived from the Greek word semantikos, which means the study of meaning. It is also ...
9/1/2015 9:56:48 AM| 2 Answers
Buying an existing business _____.
Weegy: hello what is your question? User: Buying an existing business _____. Weegy: hello what is your question? ...
9/1/2015 12:12:57 PM| 2 Answers
The leader of the Mensheviks was
Weegy: Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks and Julius Martov led [ the Mensheviks. ] User: What did the "October ...
9/1/2015 1:23:50 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
1
L
L
P
R
Points 38 [Total 9361]| Ratings 0| Comments 38| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 35 [Total 340]| Ratings 0| Comments 35| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 33 [Total 817]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
L
P
1
Points 27 [Total 9337]| Ratings 1| Comments 17| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 201]| Ratings 0| Comments 13| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 9 [Total 233]| Ratings 0| Comments 9| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 6 [Total 289]| Ratings 0| Comments 6| Invitations 0|Offline
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.