A lichen is a simple plant consisting of a fungus, usually of the subdivision Ascomycotina, that grows symbiotically with algae. It usually forms a low crust-like or branching growth on rocks, walls, or trees. This is a picture of lichen growing on a tree.


 ATP, short for adenosine triphosphate, is a nucleotide that occurs in the muscle tissue of animals and the mitochondria and chloroplasts of plants and is used as a source for cellular reactions. This is a hydrangea plant that contains ATPs in its cells.



An enzyme is a substance, such as proteins, produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. Chicken is an example of a protein.



 The endosperm is the nutritive tissue within seeds of flowering plants. The endosperm surrounds and is absorbed by the embryo. Coconut water is an example of endosperm and is found in coconuts. 


  Cambrium is a cellular tissue found in all plants in which phloem, xylem, or cork grows by division. In woody plants, this results in secondary thickening. Cambrium is found in this hydrangea plant.

The Hot Zone Part 3

THis book gets more suspenseful with every part. I just got finished with the reading and still have lots of unanswered questions. It seems like the scientists involved with the monkey experiments sti have a lot to figure out about the viruses. The massacre of the monkeys continued in this part as 4oo more expirimental monkeys had to be killed. I have mixed feelings about this because while animal testing is unsettling to me one has to remember the pros involved since it aids in research for human survival. As far as the Jaax family, i thought that it was a little extreme that nancy didnt see her dying father for the last time and stayed to expiriment with the monkeys instead. I also thought it was funny how Jerry ended up in a space suit himself after all. The monkey insides gross me out, but other than that i am enjoying this book.