Adaption of an Animal – This Gerenuk at the Fort Worth Zoo has a curved spine that enables it to reach substance up high in trees.

Pollen – Microscobes shed from anthers called pollen need to be spread to the stigma of other plants to reproduce.

Kreb’s Cycle – The Kreb’s Cycle is a part of a plant’s cellular respiration in which two molecules of pyruvic acid formed in glycolysis are used and yields high-energy molecules of NADH and FADH.

K-Strategist – Birds are K Strategists. They lay a few eggs and care for their young after they hatch.

Frond – Although this fern is dead, the leaves of ferns are called fronds and are large and divided.

Asexual Reproduction – Plants produce asexually. They rely on other creatures to pollinate them to reproduce.

Hydrophobic-Oils, such as vegetable and olive, are hydrophobic substances as they do not mix with water.

Hydrophilic-Juice can be considered a hydrophilic substance because it can mix with water.

Long Day Plant – Potatoe plants are examples of long day plants because they form flowers only when the day exceeds 12 hours.

Mating Behavior – These birds are exhibiting mating behavior. The one on the right is trying to fluff himself up and appear bigger, a sign that he wants to mate. The chirps of the birds was another indicator as well, but that does not come across in a photo.

Hot Zone Part Four Comments: The last part of the Hot Zone is about the author going on his own exploration of Kitum cave with his own equipment, and guide. I felt that sharing his story with the readers was a good way to tie the novel together, as the book started with the story of Charles Monet who died of something he more than likely contracted in the cave. The end does not seem very optimistic, as Preston explains that dieases like Ebola can mutate and will more than likely show its face again sometime. The best we can do is continue to study these hot agents and hope to learn enough about them that we can know the dangers.

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