Other Free Encyclopedias » Science Encyclopedia » Science & Philosophy: Bilateral symmetry to Boolean algebra » Biology - The Origins Of Biology, Modern Biology, Properties Of Living Organisms, Early Definitions Of Biology

Biology - Properties Of Living Organisms

capacity self

A capacity for evolution

A capacity for self-replication

A capacity for growth and differentiation via a genetic program

A capacity for self-regulation, to keep the complex system in a steady state (homeostasis, feedback)

A capacity (through perception and sense organs) for response to stimuli from the environment

A capacity for change at the level of phenotype and of genotype

SOURCE: Ernst Mayr, This is Biology: The Science of the Living World (1997).

Biology - Early Definitions Of Biology [next] [back] Biology - Modern Biology

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

about 5 years ago

patpat_dave@yahoo.com

Vote down Vote up

about 5 years ago

patpat_dave@yahoo.com