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their producing processes, inputs of molecular oxygen in solution to carry on
respiration, but others, including the anaerobic bacteria, can perform their life
processes without such inputs. Cells in an organism's muscular tissue can
(In cases in which each cell in an organ produces for itself alone, the subsystem
is dispersed downward to the cell level.) The number, arrangement, and sorts of
differentiations of the cellular components within an organ which take part in this
Vitamins are substances which the particular organism requires in small
quantities and either cannot produce in the needed amounts or cannot produce
at all. Human beings, for example, can synthesize vitamin D if their skin is
receiving light ...
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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