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What is an heterotroph? Give examples.
Heterotrophs eat other organisms for food e.g. people, animals, bacteria, and fungi.
What is a producer? Give examples.
Producer is another name for autotroph. Ex are: cyanobacteria, plants, algae, phytoplankton, chemosynthetic bacteria, etc.
What is symbiosis?
Symbiosis occurs when one organism lives on or in another during a portion or all of their lives.
What is a biome? Give an example.
Biomes are huge ecosystems with similar plant life and precipitation e.g desert and tropical rainforest
What is a decomposer? Give an example.
Organisms that absorb (they have no mouth) dead decaying organisms for food e.g bacteria and fungi
What is a predator? Give an example.
Predators are organisms that kill and eat another animal e.g. peregrine falcons prey upon pigeons
How do you know whether or not two organisms belong to the same species?
Members of the same species can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. A horse and donkey are not members of the same species because they produce a mule that is sterile.
How does primary succession differ from secondary succession?
Primary succession begins on rock; secondary succesion begins on soil.
What are two climate conditions that help determine a biome?
Temperature and precipitation.
What is the scientific name for man?
Homo sapiens sapiens