BIOMOLECULES  -  Hierarchy paradigm
 elements - C, H, O, N   - ecb/2e-fig 2.5
   stable monomers - amino acids, sugars, nucleotides    
     polymers - carbohydrates, proteins, & nucleic acids
       metabolism - complex enzymatic pathways
         supramolecular complexes - proteosomes, spliceosomes, molecular motors
           organelles - a subcell entity with a specific metabolic function (mcb5.15 a & b)
             cells - basic unit of living systems
               organisms - complex living entities with emergent properties
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