Mrs. Deeds AP Biology Blog
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Danielle Marcus Photos 21-30
Amniotic Egg: An egg that contains an amniotic sac and provides an area for the embrio to grow. The chicken egg is an example of the amniotic egg because it has a sac for the chicken to grow.
Gymnosperm Cone: A plant having seeds that are not enclosed in an ovary. An example of that are cones from conifers and evergreen trees.
Cuticle Layer of a Plant: The waxy outer layer that is the outer protection of the plant, comparable to skin.
Bilateral Symmetry: When divided along the midline the left and right sides should be mirror images of each other.
Glycogen: Fat in the body that was converted from glucose. The body stores excess glucose as glycogen.
Dominant vs. Recessive Phenotype: A phenotype is the physical characteristic that shows from the genetic code. Brown eyes are dominant while green eyes are recessive.
Spore: A reproductive body of an organism that will eventually lead to a new individual either directly or indirectly. A mushroom is a spore.
Modified Leaf of a Plant: Over time the holly plant evolved with spiky leaves to protect itself from predators.
Adaptation of a Plant: The rose bush adapted to its environment with thorns to protect its stems from being eaten by predators.
Rhizome: The area of the plant that is between the roots and the stem where the growth takes place.
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