• Biology

    DIVERSITY IN THE LIVING WORLD

    Life can be defined as the unique complex organization of molecules expressing itself through chemical reactions ( metabolism) which lead to growth, development, responsiveness, adaptation and reproduction. Living things possess certain characteristics, which makes them different from non-living things. CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING BEINGS METABOLISM  Metabolism is a process by which all living things assimilate energy and use it for various purposes like growth, movement, development, responsiveness, reproduction, etc Chemical reactions are classified into catabolism and anabolism Catabolic activities  Catabolic activities release energy Energy liberating reactions are termed as ‘exergonic’ These are some total of breakdown or destructive process. These reactions from simple substances from complex ones C6H12O6 + 6O2    →…

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