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What is the biological need for homeostasis?

Topic

Homeostasis

Framing Question

What is the biological need for homeostasis?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why maintenance of homeostasis is advantageous to an organism.
  • Define homeostasis in a biochemical context to both scientifically trained and lay audiences.
  • Describe how homeostatic pathways and mechanisms have been conserved throughout evolution
  • Appraise the costs and benefits of different homeostatic mechanisms to an organism.
  • Relate different environmental factors necessitating homeostasis to a specific adaptation.

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