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What are distinctive properties of Living Systems?
1. Living organisms are composed of many cells in turn those cells are composed of organelles which are complex assemblies of macromolecules(composed of sugar and amino acids) 2. Biological functions serve functional purposes. From parts of organisms such as limbs and organs to chemical agents of metabolism, such as enzymes 3. Actively engaged in energy transformations. Organisms capture some of this 4. Energy, be it from photosynthesis or metabolism of food, by forming special energized biomolecules, of which are ATP AND NADPH (energized biomolecules; chemically useful forms of stored energy) These are the power sources that drive the energy-requiring activities of the cell; biosynthesis, osmotic work against concentration…only upon death does an organism reach equilibrium. Steady state-organism can maintain order and activity far from equilibrium and exist in a state of constancy over time. Energy and material are consumed by organism and used to maintain stability and order. 5. Capacity to self-replicate. Whether it be bacteria through simple division or sexual reproduction in plants and animals. DNA can generate new copies through polymerization, that ensures reproduct...

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