[Biology] What is living?

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INTRODUCTION

  • The term living is derived from the word “lifende” meaning living or having life.
  • A living thing relates to any organism that exhibits the characteristic of life or being alive.
  • Thus we can define living Things as the organisms which comprise of life and have the ability to eat, grow, respire, reproduce, procure and use energy for the metabolic process.

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS

There are certain characteristics, on the basis of which an…..

[Biology] Bio-diversity

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INTRODUCTION

  • The term Biodiversity comes from two words: ‘bio’ meaning life and ‘diversity’ means variability.
  • Biodiversity represents variety in all the living beings i.e. the different plants, animals, microorganisms along with all the genetic information they have and the ecosystem they form.

EXPLANATION

  • Biodiversity describes…..

[Biology] Systematics

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INTRODUCTION

  • Systematics is the branch of biology that deals with the classification systems and nomenclature of living organisms.
  • This is the study of distinctive characters of specie and their relations to the other species through time.
  • Systematics is the basis of understanding evolution process of life
  • The main objective of this study is to assign…….

[Biology] Taxonomy

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INTRODUCTION

  • Taxonomy is the discipline of naming, describing and classifying organisms. This system of classifying is used for all plants, animals and microorganisms of the world.
  • The term “taxonomy” was devised by AP de Candolle, in 1813.

EXPLANATION

  • Taxonomy deals with;
    1. Principles and procedures……

[Biology] Taxonomical aids

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INTRODUCTION

Taxonomical aids refer to procedures, techniques and stored information (collections of samples or preserved organisms) which aid in identification and classification of organisms.

TYPES OF TAXONOMIC AIDS

Some salient taxonomical aids are as follows;

HERBARIUM

  • Herbarium serves as a depot for collections of preserved plant specimens…….

[Biology] Kingdom-Protista

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INTRODUCTION

  • The Kingdom Protista comprises of eukaryotic protists.
  • Members of this kingdom are typically unicellular and less complex in structure than other eukaryotes.
  • All the members of this kingdom do not share many similarities, but are grouped together because they do not fit into any of the other kingdoms.
  • Some protists are capable of photosynthesis while some live……