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Anther & Filament of Stamen

The Stamen seen on this flower is a part of its many reproductive organs. The Filaments are the long stalks seen in the middle of the flower which transport nutrients to the Anthers, which are the small bulb like ends of the Stamen that contain the pollen.

Cuticle layer of a plant

The cuticle layer of a plant is seen as the waxy outer most covering over the epidermis of this leaf. The cuticle is a non-cellular coating that protects the young plant’s leaves from injuries during its early stages of life and growth and assists the plant’s ability to retain moisture.



Plants such as this flower are known as Autotrophs. They create their own food and nutrients by absorbing organic compounds and going through the process of photosynthesis.


Many cold-blooded creatures, like this frog, are considered to be Ectotherms. An Ectotherm is a cold blooded animal that needs to regulate and control its body temperature by sharing the climate of its surroundings. For example, this frog has taken shelter from the sun in order to cool down its overheated body temperature.


Organisms, like this horse, are known as Heterotrophs due to the fact that they are unable to synthesize their own food. Horses consume grass and other organisms in order to create energy for themselves and maintain their standing in the food chain.