Characteristics of Living Things
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Living things usually have all of the following characteristics, although viruses are a bit of a problem (see ch. 9 to find out why).
  1. are able to move
  2. require oxygen
  3. require water
  4. require nutrition
  5. respond to changes in their environment
  6. produce and excrete waste
  7. grow as they get older
  8. reproduce themselves
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