Mrs. Deeds AP Biology Blog
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Aliyah Villa 11-20
endosperm- is the tissue produced inside the seeds of most flowering plants around the time of fertilization. it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.
endotherm- animals that maintain a constant body temperature independent of of the environment. cats have metabolism that allow them to cool down or heat up as needed.
gymnosperm cone- gymnosperms are a type of plant that reproduce by seed that is not enclosed. their seeds are developed into the form of cones.
epithelial tissue- epithelial tissue lines the cavities and surfaces of structures throughout the body.
eukaryote- a eukaryote is an organism whose cells contain complex structures encolsed within membranes.
exoskeleton- an external skeleton that supports and protects an animals body.
flower ovary- the ovary of a plant is the female reproductive organ of the flower, it holds the ovules and when ripened becomes a fruit.
genetically modified organism- an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering. cucumbers have modified dna to withstand pests and premature softening.
frond- a frond is a large leaf usually with many divisions.
ectotherm- an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surrounding.
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August 31, 2012 at 11:57 PM
epithelial tissue: other than line the surfaces of the body, what purpose does it serve?
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