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FUngi and the Ecosystem
Taxonomy branches for microbiology
FUngal Life Cycle
Inoculation: Spores alight upon a growth medium (or substrate). If conditions are favorable, spores will germinate.
Spore germination: Fine fungal filaments known as hyphae grow from the spores. Compatible hyphae mate to create fertile mycelium.
In most fungi, hyphae are divided into cells by internal cross-walls called “septate hyphae” for example “Aspergillus”, while some other fungi have non-septate hyphae, meaning their hyphae are not partitioned by septa and this type is called “Coenocytic hyphae“
Mushrooms can replace wood in building materials
FUNGI FOSTER AN EGALITARIAN NETWORK OF RESOURCES AND DATA TRANSFER (COMMUNICATION) BETWEEN PLANTS OF VARIOUS SPECIES THAT KEEP THE PLANET ALIVE
SOil Life involves many microorganisms
Protozoa: is a single-celled organism that is a eukaryote (which are organisms whose cells contain membrane-bound organelles and nuclei). Most have flagella to move around.
Biology in Diverse Environments
We have learned about the survival mechanisms of various species in various parts of the world and how DNA influences their offspring.
We will now learn more about the amazing ways in which creatures adapt and thrive as they pass their knowledge and genes along to every new generation.
What better way than to show you some examples of the interesting, the peculiar, the effective, and the marvelous ways in which adaptation takes place.
Just a few examples, there is always more to learn.
First, it would behoove us to learn what a forest even is.
What is a forest?
A forest is a large area dominated by trees. a natural woodland unit consisting of all plants, animals and micro-organisms (Biotic components) in that area functioning together with all of the non-living physical (abiotic) factors of the environment.
The forest ecosystem is very integrated.
There are three major types of forests, classed according to latitude:
Latitude and Longitude
Latitude: the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes.
Longitudes: are therefore imaginary circles that intersect the North and South Poles, and the Equator. Half of a longitudinal circle is known as a Meridian. Meridians are perpendicular to every latitude. Unlike, latitudes, there is no obvious central longitude.
Types of Forests
Temperate Deciduous Forest:
Temperate Coniferous Forest:
Boreal (Taiga) Forest:
A Concept Map of Forest Biology
WHat about Flowers?
These ecosystems are our global treasures
Protecting them and restoring them is in our best interest, simply a favor to ourselves.
Biodiversity: animals moving around and adapting
Allele: Genetic trait
Genetic drift: a change in the frequency of an allele within a population over time
The complexities of evolution
The study of how animals adapt, find a niche, and survive.
Author: Jazmin Gannon
A place to grow