Years of biological study have allowed us to assess the damage of controlling certain factors in the environment. Pesticides are used to increase crop Yield while at the same time destroying ‘pests’ that prove competitive or harmful to the crop. This ‘advantage’ derives from controlling the natural environment, and is used to our advantage or for the overall benefit of an ecosystem (e.g. removing a foreign species from an ecosystem).
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Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. Thus, human physiology deals specifically with the physiological attributes of the human body at various levels of organization, i.e. from cellular to tissue and ultimately, physiology at the biological system level. Human physiology is important because it imparts an in-depth understanding of the vital processes that..
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