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Vestigial Structure


The tailbone is a vestigial structure because humans do not have tails.

C4 Plant


This apple is a C4 plant


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this is a picture of the population of part of an area. The population is just the sum of all the inhabitants in an area.



Gibberellins are one of five classes of plant hormones. Gibberellins are the plant hormones which regulate growth. These hormones are expressed in stem growth, cell division, and other characteristics of plant development. They also play a natural role in flowering plants, regulating flower development and seed formation.



ATP is basically energy that can be found in any plant during photosynthesis.




auxin producing area

The auxin producing area of a plant is just anywhere that there is new growth, because auxin helps growth in plants.




These flowers used ethelyne to help open their petals.


cellular respiration

cellular respiration in plants is a technique by which the plants produce energy.


C3 plant

This bread has wheat in it, which is a C4 plant.



These mangos use ethelyne just like the flowers did to ripen and get plumper.


vestigial structure

The appendix is a vestigial structure in humans because it serves no purpose to the body.


C4 plant


Corn is a C4 plant.

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These roots of a vine are an example of something that contains meristam, which is the tissue in plants that promotes growth.

An ectotherm is an animal that relies on outside sources of heat for itself. Fyi, this creature of death makes me hurl.





Tropism is the involuntary orientation by an organism or one of its parts that involves turning or curving by movement or by differential growth. This vine climbed up the trellis, making it closer to the sun.




 This is Kona in her niche, which is a house. yay domestication

Asexual Reproduction

This flower, along with any other plant, is an example of asexual reproduction, because it does not need a mate to produce offspring.




The Hot Zone- Part 3

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The third part of the Hot Zone was very interesting. It’s scary to think of how easily the situation could’ve turned devastating to the world. Again, I was really interested in how the army reacted to the situation and how they dealt with the CDC and the owners of the monkey house. While I understand how the handling of the monkey house could get political, it still bothered me how some scientists were just as interested in their careers as safety. There was a lot of character development, and I liked the book getting a little more personal and less clinical. I don’t understand the need to import monkeys into the US, given the risk it has, and all the possible drawbacks. I think that the importation of animals that are at high risk for infectious diseases that can affect humans should be severly limited, if allowed. Who really needs a monkey anyways, except for the scientists that use them for research, and said scientists should know the procedures for dealing with dangerous viruses like Ebola. I’m looking forward to Part Four, I already know that they go in the cave, but I don’t know what happens dun dun dunnn

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territorial behavior

 Kona is not letting Johnny Boy have the toy, demonstrating her territorial behavior. She wants that toy.


 Cute Kona is panting after running around, which is making her body adjust to the heat, and is an example of maintaining homeostasis

lipids used in energy storage


 Butter is a food that is all fat, making it a lipid


 Yogurt is full of beneficial bacterias


 Cheese is allowed to age and ferment to allow it to become more….yummy and delicious I guess..I don’t exactly agree but that don’t matta.


Wine is made of grapes that are fermented in alcohol, making it an example of fermentation.
connective tissue
My hand contains connective tissue that helps it move and function.

altruistic behavior

 bird feeders are an example of altruistic behavior of humans towards birds.

adaptation of a plant

 this cactus has thorns covering it, showing an adaptation that protects it from predators.

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These mushrooms are examples of basidiomycetes.

This egg is an example of an amniotic egg.

This apple is an example of an enzyme.

This ant is an example of an animal with a segmented body.

This orange is another example of an enzyme.

This vegetable oil is an example of a hydrophobic substance because it does not dissolve in water.

Sea salt is a hydrophilic substance because it dissolves easily in water.

This potato is an example of a C3 plant.

This pieces of lettuce are examples of a long day plant.






Hot Zone #2

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This part wasn’t quite as interesting as the first, but I still liked it. I’m finding it difficult to write this because I already read through part four so I can’t differentiate between the parts. But in part two a virus emerges in a monkey storehouse in Reston, which has ebola type symptoms. This is pretty scary, considering it isn’t in Africa, like the previous stories were, it is very close to home. I think that it is an unsafe practice to import so many primates and I don’t really see the need for it. Something that I found really fascinating about this part was the Army’s chain of command and reaction to the news of the virus. They acted very quickly and decisively, which was admirable. I didn’t know that the army was so involved in matters like disease control, I thought that duty went entirely to the CDC. I still can’t keep the characters straight, like the workers at the monkey house, I have nooo clue which is which, there are too many names introduced at once. Other than that, I liked Part two.

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