Things to Know About Biology

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• This list is something that I have composed over the years and is a work in progress (a living work, if you will). It is ever changing! It was based on the old "Regents Biology" syllabus, but it still holds true for the new Living environment Curriculum (except it contains morethan is most likely needed).

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1. 101 Things to Know About BiologyThis list is something that I have composed over the years and is a work in progress (a living work, if you will). It is ever changing! It was based on the old "Regents Biology" syllabus, but it still holds true for the new Living environment Curriculum (except it contains morethan is most likely needed). Please take this list with a grain of salt and understand that my humor is not the most refreshing stuff...)1. Bio is life, the rest is just details.2. Seven main life functions: nutrition, transport, respiration, excretion, synthesis, regulationand growth.3. Reproduction is a life function, but it is not necessary for individuals (only the species).4. Kings play chess on flat glass stools = Linnaean Classification: kingdom, phylum, class, order,family, genus, species. Genus is always capitalized and species is always lowercase. Genus andspecies will make up an organisms "Scientific name".5. Homeostasis is the key that fits the lock called life = bio-balance.6. Five main kingdoms: Mother protests funny pink alligators = Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plants,Animals7. Cells are: (a) the basic unit of structure and function; and (b) come only from pre-existingcells.8. Exceptions to Cell Theory: (a) where did the first cell come from? (b) viruses undergoreproduction and synthesis, but no other functions. (c) although they are organelles,mitochondria and chloroplasts will reproduce independently of the cell.8. Total magnification = ocular multipli

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