Biology THE LIVING WORLD

Definitions at a Glance............

=> color{blue}"Living Organisms" : Living organisms are self-replicating, evolving and self-regulating interactive systems capable of responding to external stimuli.

=> color{blue}"Growth" : The irreversible increase in the mass of the living body or/ and the number of cells.

=> color{blue}"Metabolism" : The sum total of all the chemical reactions occurring in a living organism or cell.

=> color{blue}"Consciousness" : It is the ability of all living organisms is their to sense their surroundings or environment and respond accordingly.

=> color{blue}"Biodiversity" : The number and types of organisms present on earth.

=> color{blue}"Identification" : The process of assigning a pre-existing taxon name to an individual organism

=> color{blue}"Nomenclature" : It is the process of standardising the naming of living organisms such that a particular organism is known by the same name all over the world.

=> color{blue}"Binomial Nomenclature" : The system of providing a name with two components is called Binomial nomenclature

=> color{blue}"Taxon" : It is the basic unit of classification which represents a rank containing a group of organisms with
similar distinctive characters.

=> color{blue}"Taxonomy" : Taxonomy is the branch of biology that deals with identification, naming (nomenclature) and classification. It involves the process of classification of organisms into specific taxa based on their distinctive characteristics .

=> color{blue}"Cassification" : The process by which organisms are grouped into convenient categories based on some easily observable characters.

=> color{blue}"Systematics" : The branch of study that deals with the diversification of the various life forms, both extinct and extant and the evolutionary relationship among them.

=> color{blue}"Taxonomical Aids" : The established procedures and techniques to store and preserve the information as well as the specimens for the classiification of all the organisms.