The characteristics of living organisms. All living things. are made of cells. have DNA obtain and use energy. Excrete wastes grow and develop. reproduce. respond to their environment. adapt to their environment. Maintain homeostasis.
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The characteristics of living organisms
Both multicellular organisms and unicellular organisms share all the characteristics of life.
Plants and bacteria can capture this energy directly. (autotrophs)
Animals use food as a source of energy but the food that animals eat comes from plants or animals that eat plants. (heterotrophs)
All organisms use and obtain energy and then get rid of waste products.