|MadSci Network: Zoology|
We just finished a class on classification using the simple system of "living", "dead", and "non-living". We learned that leaves and other parts of living organisms are considered "living" as long as they are connected to the living organism, and dead when disconnected, but in all of our examples the parts were made of cells. Shells are deposits of minerals, so are they also considered living if they are connected to the living organism?
Re: Is the shell of a mollusc considered to be a 'living thing' or 'non-living'
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