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biological organization

Saturday 24 February 2018

biological organisation


Definition : Biological organization is the hierarchy of complex biological structures and biologial systems.

This traditional hierarchy extends from atoms to biospheres. The higher levels of this scheme are often referred to as an ecological organisation concept, or as the field, hierarchical ecology.

Each level in the hierarchy represents an increase in organisational complexity , with each "object" being primarily composed of the previous level’s basic unit.

The basic principle behind the organisation is the concept of emergence , that can be defined as the properties and functions found at a hierarchical level are not present and irrelevant at the lower levels.