Putting It Together: Introduction to Biology

Biology is the study of life. As we’ve learned, this field covers a broad scope of subjects. As you progress through this course, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. Let’s think back to the articles Cristina encountered at the beginning of this module: how could a knowledge of biological principle help with her understanding of each article?

Think about It

Cristina read an article about some of the world’s weirdest animals. What biological principle would help her understand why these animals have the features they do?

Cristina also found an article about a “new” organ called the mesentery. How could scientists just now be discovering a new organ?

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