Flashcards in Chapter 2- Characteristics Of life Deck (10):
What is an organism?
A living thing
What does biodiversity mean?
The variety of living things on earth
What is metabolism?
All chemical reactions that take place in living cells
What does continuity of life mean?
The ability of an organism to exist from one generation to the next
What are the characteristics of life?
What does unicellular mean?
Organisms made up of one cell
What is sexual reproduction?
Male and female cells produced
Offspring are similar but not identical to parents
What is asexual reproduction?
No sex cells produced
Offspring are identical to parent
What are the chemical elements found in living things?