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#1 Tehya

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:18 AM

Hello All,
First off I want to say that I appreciate any help.

The directions are to explain how atoms make up organic compounds, which make up all living organisms, addressing all three domains.

So I don't want you to answer this, just explain it a little. I am having trouble figuring out what the teacher means by addressing all three domains. I have been struggling with this for the past three days, and have searched the internet as well as read my book several times when I finally came across this forum.

Thanks again for any help you may be able to provide!

Samantha
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

Well the question sounds awfully unspecific. However, in biology domain in biology can refer to the highest taxonomic classification. According to Woese and the three domain system it would be Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya. However, I do not really see how that relates to the first part of the question, because all known organisms are essentially made up from the same stuff....
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#3 Tehya

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

Well the question sounds awfully unspecific. However, in biology domain in biology can refer to the highest taxonomic classification. According to Woese and the three domain system it would be Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya. However, I do not really see how that relates to the first part of the question, because all known organisms are essentially made up from the same stuff....




Yeah, that's probably why I was getting confused. I could find the information on how atoms make up organic compounds, and how organic compounds make up all living things. The three domain system was at the very beginning of the book, and I couldn't quite see how it related to atoms.

Thanks for the help. I decided just to write the paper with the three domain system, hopefully that is what the teacher wanted.
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