Mutualism- Mutualism is one of the symbiotic relationships; both organisms improve in this particular relationship. An example of a mutualism is the way a bee pollenates a flower. Both organisms have a great advantage.
Basidiomycete- The kingdom Fungi breaks down into many different parts. First, to the subkingdom of Dikarya and so on. “Basidiomycota is one of two large phyla that, together with the Ascomycota, comprise the subkingdom of dikarya.” A mushroom is part of the basidiomycota, as seen in the photo.
Littoral zone organism- A littoral zone organism is something that lives in the littoral zone. This is the area in a coastal area or lake that is closest to the shore. It is also considered the part of the beach that is intertidal. This is a picture of an oyster shell. Oysters are organisms that inhabit the littoral zone of Puget Sound.
Epithelial Tissue- Epithelial tissues is the outer tissue that lines our internal organs and our whole bodies! Humans are not the only ones with epithelial tissue animals have it too. For example, the inside of a dog’s mouth, the epithelial tissue has taste buds for yummy dog treats.
Adaption of a plant- All plants adapt to their surroundings in order to survive. For example, we have plants that have adapted in such a way that they now grow out of the large rock step we have leading down to our beach. Without this adaption, the plants would’ve never survived.
Cambium- The cambium in a log helps to transport water throughout the organism. It serves as a “highway” for the nutrients to feed the tree. Without the cambium, trees wouldn’t be able to survive. In the photo is a picture of a tree section; the cambium runs through there.
Long-day plant- Long-day plants flourish during spring and summer. They only come around when the night hours have shortened. Lettuce, as seen in the photo, is a long-day plant. We grow lettuce in our yard.
C3 Plant- A C3 plants use a different technique for photosynthesis. They use a process known as carbon fixation, which breaks down carbon dioxide and ribulose biphosphate. C3 plants love sunlight and warm temperatures; these two factors aid the carbon fixation process. An example of a C3 plant is a pear growing on a pear tree.
Altruistic Behavior- Altruistic behavior stems from nervousness for others. However, this behavior does not only take place in humans, it also takes place in animals. I have an extremely disabled duck (she has been disabled from birth) that has and continues to be cared from by our other duck. He leads her by his quacks to food, water and safety. This is a prime example of altruistic behavior.
Gymnosperm Leaf- Gymnosperms are plants the produce seeds, for example a conifer. Gymnosperm seeds are not protected inside ovaries, rather they are out in the open. This is what makes gymnosperms so unique. A gymnosperm leaf is what the very unique seeds grow on. An example of a gymnosperm leaf is a branch of a conifer tree, as seen in the photo.