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Published on August 14, 2007

Author: cgales

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What Does it Mean to Be Alive? The Characteristics of Life

Life!!! All living things share some basic properties. Cellular Organization Reproduction Metabolism (Obtain and Use Energy) Homeostasis Heredity Responsiveness Growth and Development Adapt Through Evolution

Cellular Organization

Reproduction

Metabolism (Obtain and Use Energy)

Homeostasis

Heredity

Responsiveness

Growth and Development

Adapt Through Evolution

All Living Things are Made Up of Cells Unicellular Organisms Entire organism is made up of one single cell Bacteria and protists Smallest unit capable of all life functions

Entire organism is made up of one single cell

Bacteria and protists

Multicellular Organisms The organism is made up of many cells Cells have specialized functions within the organism

The organism is made up of many cells

Cells have specialized functions within the organism

All Living Things Reproduce Reproduction is the process of producing new organisms of the same type Asexual Reproduction A single parent organism reproducing by itself

A single parent organism reproducing by itself

Sexual Reproduction Two different parent organisms contribute genetic information Involves the combination of male and female sex cells

Two different parent organisms contribute genetic information

Involves the combination of male and female sex cells

All Living Things Obtain and Use Energy Living organisms need energy to grow, develop, repair damage, and reproduce

Anabolism The process of building up complex substances from simpler substances Building up cells and cellular components Photosynthesis

Building up cells and cellular components

Photosynthesis

Catabolism The process of breaking down complex substances into simpler substances to release energy Digestion Cellular Respiration

Digestion

Cellular Respiration

Metabolism The total of all chemical reactions in an organism Anabolism + Catabolism = Metabolism

Anabolism + Catabolism = Metabolism

A stable state of conditions in the body that are necessary for life Body temperature Blood volume pH balance Water balance All Organisms Maintain Homeostasis

Body temperature

Blood volume

pH balance

Water balance

All Organisms Pass Along Hereditary Traits Genes carry hereditary information Genes are composed of DNA Heredity is the reason children resemble their parents Mutations change DNA code and can be passed from generation to generation

All Living Things Respond to Their Environment Organisms react to stimuli: Light Temperature Odor Sound Gravity Heat Water Pressure An example is a plant’s leaves and stems growing toward light

Organisms react to stimuli:

Light

Temperature

Odor

Sound

Gravity

Heat

Water

Pressure

All Living Things Grow Growth means to get bigger in size

All Living Things Develop Development involves a change in the physical form or physiological make-up of an organism

All Living Things Adapt to Their Environment Through Evolution Adaptation A process that enables organisms to become better suited to their environment Species obtain adaptations through evolution over great periods of time

A process that enables organisms to become better suited to their environment

Species obtain adaptations through evolution over great periods of time

An Example of Adaptation Desert plants have succulent waxy leaves and stems to store water and reduce water loss

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