[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] 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] 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……