Hot Zone Part 4

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Wow finally to part four, overall the book was not really that bad, or at least I got through it lol. The last part was pretty interesting especially becuase the author actually went to Kitum cave to explore himself, now he has guts. Then considering the fact he was risking his life by going there seemed like a big deal to me, but i guess not to him. It was intriging to find out that the animals still go in the cave as well, and how he found many of the animals fossils. I did enjoy the book, I just hope the virus doesn’t come back.  However this has sort of struck a new fear of germs for me, and kinda terrified of germs which really sucks, as if being terrified of bugs was not enough. I just hope now I’ll be able to deal with this one more easily. 🙂


Scavy Hunt #8


Here is a flower, and they go through Kreb’s Cycle which is a serious of enzyme-catalysed  chemical reactions that occur in the mitochondrion.

Here is a picture of my niece holding a parrot, and parrot’s aid in seed dispersal.

Here is a picture of a my cousin’s dog, and dogs sexually reproduce.

Here is a plant, and they go through the Calvin Cycle which is a series of biochemical redox reactions that occurs in the stroma of chloroplasts during photosynthesis.

Here is a tree trunk which contains ants on it because the ants use it as a home, which would make the trunk commensalism.

 Here is a flower that produces ATP. ATP is short for adenosine triphosphate, and is an high-energy molecule used for storing energy, in plants it is produced in the cristae of mitochondria and chloroplasts.

Here is a plant and they reproduce asexually where offspring come from a single parent, and inherit that parents genes only.

This is an example of  plant adaptation because these roses have thorns which help them adapt to their environment, and help protect them. Here is a tree trunk, which is an example of phloem. Phloem is living tissue that carries all organic nutrients to where they are needed, it is found in the innermost layer of bark.

Here is a tree which is an example of K-strategist because they produce few offspring that are usually large.

The plants behind my crying baby cousin contain the Auxin producing area of a plant which is a plant hormone in the stem tip. This plant hormone causes the plant to form leaves, so without it, that couldn’t happen.

The tree behind my cousin and I contains meristem in its roots. Meristem is the tissue in most plants consisting of undifferentiated cells found were growth can take place, like the roots.

This raw meat is an example of an Eukaryote because it contains e.coli.

The Corn kernels are examples of Endosperm which is, the tissue produced inside the seeds of most flowering plants around the time of fertilization.

The plants behind Victoria and I need Cellular Respiration in order to function and survive.

Scavy Hunt # 7

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Here is a pine cone which is an example of a gymnosperm which is a plant whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovule.

Here is a picture of an ant pile, which is an example of a population. A population is where all the organisms that belong to the same species and live in the same geographical area.

Here are a picture of weeds, which are R-strategists. Weeds are R-strategists because they establish populations with high relative growth rates (r) so they produce numerous viable seeds, and their populations quickly build up.

This is a bee hive created a niche above my door, which is the relational position of a species population in its ecosystem to each other.

Here is a picture of a tounge, which is an example of vestigial structures. Because during development the frenum should have dissapeared, these vestigial structures are not uncommon, such as tounge tie.

Hot Zone Part 3

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I am thrilled to say I throughly enjoyed part 3 of Hot Zone. It was overly captivating and entertaining, and it seems to become more and more suspenseful each time. However it worries me that the scientist have yet to figure out the a solution to this contagious virus, and that it led to even more monkeys to have to get killed, 400 more to be exact. This Ebola is a very serious virus, but it is interesting that it seems to be more dangerous in Monkeys opposed to how it affected the four people who became victims under  it. Then how the military cleaned the houses of the monkey’s, it just spreads so easily since it is airborne and so many Monkey’s are affected so drastically. Ultimately they were doing it to gain more information to benefit towards their search to find a cure to the virus. I’m warming up a little more to the book, it is still creepy and sad to hear about all the suffering the monkey’s endure, and it kind of changes my ill view towards animals. Overall, the book has been pretty interesting.

Scavy Hunt #6

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Here is a Dog running around in circles, right after he began panting which is an example of homeostasis because he is trying to cool off his body to return to equilibrium.

Here is a piece of bread which contains yeast, yeast is a unicellular organism which is an organism that contains only one cell.

Here are two goats fighting which is an example of territorial behavior.

Here is a sweet bottle of honey which is an example of  a monosaccharide carbohydrate. Honey gets it sweetness from monosaccharides fructose and glucose.

Mushrooms are an example of mycelium which is the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching, thread like hyphae.

Scavy Hunt #5

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Here is an amniotic egg, which contain a yolk to nourish the developing organism.

Here is my hand which is an example of connective tissue which has 3 main components; cells, fibers, and extracellular matrix.

Lipids are fatty acids such as triglycerides; the main function is energy storage. Butter contain lipids.

Here is corn which is an example of a C4 plant because C4 plants initial fixation of CO2 occurs in mesophyll cells acceptor is an enzyme PEP. CO2 is also fixed inside the bundle sheath cells.

Glycogen is sometimes considered starch, a less branched glucose polymer in plants, and is sometimes referred to as animal starch. Cornmeal being a starch is an example of glycogen.

Scavy Hunt # 4

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Here are these apples which is an example of Ethylene because Ethylene plays the role in determining the apples harvest and storage life/ the apples age.

Here is a tomato which is a genetically modified organism because at one point they have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. But they aren’t GM anymore.

Here is a bottle of wine, not mine of course lol. But wine is an example of fermentation which is the process of taking away energy from the oxidation of organic compounds. Like the whole process with grapes and wine. 

Here is some rice which is an example of a C3 plant. C3 carbon fixation occurs in all plants in the first steps of the Calvin-Benson Cycle, it is a process that converts carbon dioxide and ribulose biphosphate into 3-phosphoglycerate.

Here is a picture of a grasshopper found in my friend’s car, which is an animal or insect that contains a segmented body.

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