BiologyLivingCharacteristics of life – Part 2

Characteristics of life – Part 2

Table of Contents

  • Characteristics of life
  • Reproduction
  • Growth
  • Summary
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we got introduced to the Characteristics of life. In this segment, we will learn about Reproduction and growth.

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    What are the Different characteristics of life?

    The characteristics that are possessed by living beings include movement and locomotion, respiration, reproduction, growth, presence of cells, and metabolism.

    Reproduction

    • Reproduction is the process of giving Birth to an offspring. This is exhibited only by living things.
    • It is a characteristic of living beings but not a fundamental property that defines life. An animal known as a mule is sterile, that is, it cannot reproduce. But it is a living organism. Thus, even if an organism cannot reproduce, it may still be living.
    • Non-living things Cannot Reproduce.

    Growth

    Growth is a very important characteristic of life.

    • Human baby grows into an adult.
    • In plants, a seed grows into an entire tree.
    • Non-livings things Do Not Exhibit Growth.

    Growth in plants

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