Friday, August 31, 2012

Ashley N. Photos 31-40

ATP: Adenosine triphosphate, the major currency of energy in the human body. Broken down and energy is released that can fuel the metabolic reactions that living organisms need.

Fermentation: the process of wine making breaks down bacteria yeasts, and other microorganisms.

Epithelial tissue: covers the outside of the human body and lines organs and cavities and helps protect organisms from microorganisms, injury and fluid loss.

Ectotherm: cold blooded animals, including insects, in which their body temperature is controlled by the environment

Exoskeleton: a rigid external covering for the body

Basidiomycete: a fungus whose spores can be air borne

Bryophytes: a flowerless green plant like moss.

Population: a particular area where animals live.

Heterotroph: an organism depending on organic compounds for its source of food

Vestigial structure: a nonfuncional remains of organs that were functional in ancestral species, such as wisdom teeth.


  1. "Population: a particular area where animals live."

    This was kind of vague, is there a way to clarify?
    (like, does a hermit who lives in a cave count as a population even though it is one person?)

  2. "Exoskeleton: a rigid external covering for the body"
    What purpose does an exoskeleton serve?

  3. Bryophytes, how do they spread since they do not have flowers to hold and disperse seeds or pollen like material?