Big Idea 4
Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
A: Interactions within biological systems lead to complex properties.
What is the structure of nucleic acids?
What is the structure and function of proteins?
What are the levels of protein structure?
What is the structure and function of the ribosome?
B: Competition and cooperation are important aspects of biological systems.
How do enzymes catalyze reactions?
C: Naturally occurring diversity among and between components within biological systems affects interactions with the environment.
What are examples of variations within groups of molecules being helpful?
What is the benefit of having multiple copies of an allele or gene?
What factors contribute to maintaining the diversity of an ecosystem?