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Characteristics Of Life

There are certain characteristics that all things that are classified as 'life' need to meet (note viruses are a grey area). The seven characteristics of life are:

- Metabolism (require energy)

- Homeostasis (maintenance of internal conditions)

- Organised structures (e.g. composed of cells)

- Growth

- Reaction to stimuli

- Reproduction (sexual or asexual)

- Evolution (and adaptation over the passage of time t)



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