Biological Levels of Organization Quiz

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What is the most basic level of biological organization?

Atom

Which biological level of organization consists of a group of similar cells that perform a specific function?

Tissue

What is the study of the formation and development of organisms?

Embryology

Which branch of biology deals with the naming and classifying of organisms?

Taxonomy

What is the term for a group of organisms of the same species that live in the same geographical area?

Population

What is the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment?

Ecology

The atom is the most complex level of biological organization.

False

Cytology is the study of the external structure of organisms.

False

Macromolecules are composed of a single molecule.

False

The ecosystem includes interactions between living organisms only.

False

The branch of biology that deals with the study of heredity and variation is ecology.

False

The bioma is the smallest level of biological organization.

False

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Biological Levels of Organization

  • Atom: the building block of matter, making up all material in the universe
  • Molecule: a group of atoms, including macromolecules like carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids
  • Cell organelles: components that make up cells
  • Cell: the basic structural and functional unit of life
  • Tissue: a group of similar cells
  • Organ: a group of tissues that perform a specific function
  • System of organs: a group of organs that work together to maintain homeostasis
  • Organism: an individual living thing
  • Population: a group of the same species living in the same geographical area
  • Community/Biocenoses: a group of different species living together
  • Ecosystem: the interaction between organisms and their environment
  • Bioma: a region classified based on the species that inhabit it

Branches of Biology

  • Taxonomy: the study of naming and classifying organisms, developed by Carl Linnaeus, using binomial nomenclature
  • Cytology: the study of cells
  • Embryology: the study of the formation and development of organisms
  • Anatomy: the study of body parts and structures
  • Physiology: the study of the functions of organisms and their parts
  • Biochemistry: the study of the biological composition of living things
  • Genetics: the study of heredity and variation
  • Evolution: the study of the origin of organisms
  • Ecology: the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment

Theories of the Origin of Life

  • Divine theory of creation: the belief that life was created by a higher power
  • Si Malakas, at si Maganda (no further information provided)

Test your knowledge of the biological levels of organization, from the simplest atoms to complex organisms. Learn about the different levels of organization, from molecules to systems of organs.

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