Scav. Hunt #8 & Hot Zone Sum. #4

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  •  Calvin Cycle- grass/plants go through this cycle which is a series of a biochemical redox reactions that occurs in the stroma of chloroplasts during photosynthesis
  •  Cuticle Layer- Material to help hold to keep the fake plant intact.
  •  Auxin- Producing part of the plant where the stem stem is growing
  •  ATP- a chemical compound that cells would use to store energy or to release energy.
  •  Meristem- Found in most plants to help take place in growth
Hot Zone #4
All in all the book was pretty interesting. I was astonished when I read he actually went to Kitnum Cave. After he has heard of all the stories of Ebola virus  he still went, and built up suspense when he scrapped his hand on the rock. The book ended in a cliff hanger which was not relieving. It would be crazy if another epidemic arose in America and creeped around through American people.

Scav. Hunt week #7

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 Strawberries- Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single parent, and inherit the genes of that parent.

 Tree- Cellular respiration is the set of the metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy.

 Dog in cage – This dog is on two legs because it territory is being threatened. Which is Territorial behavior.

 Plant- The Krebs cycle refers to a complex series of chemical reactions in all cells that utilize oxygen as part of their respiration process.

 Yeast/ bread- Unicellular organism, also known as a single-celled organism is an organism that consists of only one cell.


Scav. hunt week 5 & Hot Zone Part 3

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  •   Coevolution- The evolution of two or more interdependent species, each adapting to changes in the other. This Yucca flowers are a certain shape so only that tiny moth can pollinate them. The moths lay their eggs in the yucca flowers and the larvae live in the developing ovary and eat yucca seeds.
  •   Gibberellians are plant hormones that regulate growth and influence various developmental processes.
  •   butter contains saturated fats. Fat is a lipid used for energy storage.
  •  CAM Plant -A Plant that utilizes the Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) as an adaption for arid conditions
  •  An Amniotic egg is produced by many egg laying species. The egg contains fluids which help the specie grow
The Hot Zone summary Part #3
To work in the hot zone is no joke. I was surprised to see many  inexperienced people in the hot zone area. Now more people are getting sick. It was frightening to read how Rhonda Williams was drawing blood right after her incident the day before and she almost got bit the next day. Nancy Jaax is a trooper though her father passed away she put all emotion to the side to conquer their crisis.

Scav. Hunt week #5

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  •  Frond- large leaf from a fern that is constructed of many little leaves
  •  Connective tissue- fibrous tissue that has three main components; cells, fibers, and extracellular matrix
  •  Autotroph- is an organism that produces its own food, using energy from light (photosynthesis). They are producers in a food chain, such as plants and algae. Grass is an  autotrophs.
  • Mullerian mimicry- this similarity can be in apperance such as the wings on the bird.
  •  vestigial structure-  The Palmaris longus is seen as a small tendon between the flexor carpi radialis and the flexor carpi ulnaris, although it is not always present.  Absence of palmaris does not have any known effect on grip strength. Making this a use less limb.

Scav. hunt week #4 & Hot Zone Sum. #2

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  •  A Mushroom is an example of a mycelium.
  • This is a group of people that represent a population of the world brought together for a special event.
  • Worms are hermaphrodites because they have both male and female parts. Male parts that produce sperm, female parts that produce the eggs.
  •  A hermit crab is an example of a littoral zone organism because it lives in the part near the shore of a sea
  •  Turtles are eukaryotes because it is an animal with a nucleus and has membrane bound organelles.

Part two of The Hot Zone was far less admirable. It was predictable and much less gruesome but, I found it pretty strange why American researchers where importing that many monkeys. It was pretty scary to know at a point in time there could have been an Ebola epidemic in American history, and that it could easily show up again also. There was a bit of a scare when the found out it was a type Ebola, but I guess the upside of importing those monkeys were to find a new Ebola virus.


Scav. Hunt week #3

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Cactus is an example of an Adaption of a plant. They have adapted to store water much more effectivly through long arid hot days.

A fish is an example of Ectotherm because its body temperature. is determined by its external surrounding.

Fern is an example Gametophyte. The fern’s gametophyte stage is the small heart shaped thallus.

A grasshopper is an example of an animal with a segmented body.

Adaption of an animal– a chameleon hidden in a  patch of flowers.

Scav. Hunt week #2

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These are cows examples of Endotherm.

 After a long workout your body must find a way to equalize your body temperature. That is when you begin to sweat which is an example of Homeostasis.

That is a nest in the lights which is an example of Predation.

That is oil in a bottle of water to show it is Hydrophobic to water.

That is soap in a bottle of water to show it is Hydrophilic.

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