What is the name for the helix-like structures in living things that are considered to be the building blocks of life?
You are thinking of DNA, which stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. These are what all living things, including humans, have in their bodies
Usually, plants take in matter from the soil to use as "building blocks" for their body structures. Animals eat those plants, using THEM as "building blocks" for their structures. Either those animals die and decay, where their atoms are converted to certain elements and compounds in the soil, or they die, get eaten, and become part of another animal, or a human. After whatever ate them dies and becomes soil, plants take them in and…
It is a matter of perspective. Cells are the building blocks for tissue. Tissue is the building block for organs. Organs are the building blocks for the body. Proteins are the building blocks for cells.....molecules are the building blocks for proteins.....atoms are the building blocks for molecules.
What complex organic compounds where formed from the chemical combinations of these simple organic compounds called amino acids?
Because all living things are made up of billions of cells that can reproduce, build and change that's why it is called the building blocks of all living things.This is also another fact i have cells also have many particular roles that is why they are considered the building blocks of living things.