Comp Anat & Phys For General Biology

Isotonic – describing a solution whose solute concentration is equal that inside a cell
Genus – a grouping of species that are more closely related to one another in their morphology, ecology, and history than to other species at the same taxonomic level; first part of the scientific name
Basic energy or fuel source – How does this molecule function in cells?
A nerve cell will be the same shape and perform the same function as a muscle cell

True or False – FALSE

carboxlyic acid – An organic compound containing a carboxyl group.
Ecosystem – Interaction of abiotic and biotic factors in a region or area, encompassing all forms of life: plant, animal, fungi, bacteria, archea within that region or area
A large molecule found in a cell's nucleus that directs the assembly (making) of proteins in the cell. It also determines what traits are inherited or passed down from one generation to the next. – DNA
The transition to multicellularity
Optimum – Best; most favorable; ideal
Wilt – (v.) to become limp and drooping (as a flower), wither; to loose strength and vigor
The trаnsitiоn tо multicellulаrity
phospholipid bilayer – A double layer of phospholipids that makes up plasma and organelle membranes.
Solar energy – The light of the sun harnessed to produce heat or electricity for human needs.
krebs cycle – second set of reactions in photosynthesis where pyruvic acid in broken down into carbon dioxide
lipid – An organic compound consisting mainly of carbon and hydrogen atoms linked by nonpolar covalent bonds, making the compound mostly hydrophobic. Include fats, phospholipids, and steroids and are insoluble in water.

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