The Characteristics of Living Things

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sheep.jpgBiology is the study of . The word refers to any living thing. To be considered alive, an object must exhibit all of the of living things
There are such characteristics. These are: nutrition, respiration, excretion, growth, reproduction, movement and .
A thing may exhibit some of these characteristics. A car may move but it does not or reproduce.
The two main groups of living things are and animals.
Plants usually have leaves, roots and a .
Animals may be classified as vertebrates and . Vertebrates have a backbone while invertebrates do not.
A frog is an example of a ate.
To identify living things we make use of a key. This helps us identify various species of plant and animal.