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Cell Signaling

operation of cells, tissues, and organ systems: cooordination/integration of external, inter/intracellular signals --> respond to environmental stimuli with appropriate behaviors

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External signals from environment

can altar organism's physiology/behavior: modulating nervous system activity

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ecology

study of interactions between organisms and their environment

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Environmental signals

chemical; visual signals (coloration); auditory (alarm/mating calls); tactile (physical interaction); electrical (generating electric fields)

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Complex behaviors

signal-based sensory processing + motor control

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Chemotaxis

movement in response to chemicals in the local environment

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ecological interactions

affect the distribution.abundance/evolution of populations of organisms