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A series of progressive changes in the plant and animal life in an area that leads to a climax community in which the number and types of organisms are in relative balance
succession
all the living things in an area
community
having to do with nonliving things
abiotic
a community or organisms interacting with their abiotic environment
ecosystem
the process by which chlorohyll-containing cells use energy from the sun to combine water and carbon dioxide to produce glucose and to release oxygen as a byproduct
photosynthesis
a group of organisms that are from the same parents
generation
a group of individuals of species occupying a specific region
population
the leaves of aquatic plants
such as lemna
frond
a nutrient needed by plants to promote the growth of leaves and overall plant health
nitrogen
having to do with living things
biotic
a living creature
organism
any change in the structure of an organism that affects its ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment and that may be passed to the organism's offspring through its genes
adaptation
the beginning of growth or the sprouting of a seed
germination
a category of biological classification that ranks between family and species; always the first part of a scientific name; written in Latin or Greek
genus
a period during which organisms reduce their level or activity to a minimum to survive unfavorable environmental conditions
dormancy