biological process

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biological process

A sequence of biological tasks accomplished via one or more ordered assemblies of molecular functions, which generally involve transformation—i.e., A and B enter and C and D come out.

Examples
Cell growth and maintenance, signal transduction, pyrimidine metabolism, cAMP biosynthesis.
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Instead of bending nature and human behaviour to the dictates of inflexible, fixed-purpose machines - an attitude which included picturing the entire universe as a kind of static, predictable clockwork - machines are now modelled on the emerging principles of nature's own organic processes.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable(TM) t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and transitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes.
Helen Chadwick was fascinated by even more outlandish organic processes.
Though seemingly static and cold, Asta Groting's sculptures actually represent organic processes.
Via metalization is achieved through robust plasma and organic processes that eliminate hazardous and costly wet chemical methods.
Though Drew uses natural materials and organic processes, he often forces his materials to do what they cannot (he makes cotton bales stand in rigid columns) or he aggressively accelerates what they can and must do over time--rust, burn/bake, oxidize, and decay.