Topics in BiologyTypes of Desert and their Characteristics Characteristics of Tropical Rainforest Swamp Forest: What are Swamp Forests? Characteristics of Swamp Forests Savanna: Savanna and Grassland explained Savanna - Types of Savanna Tropical Savanna and Temperate Savanna with their Characteristics Introduction to Biomes: What is a Biome? Importance of Swamp Forests Swamp Forests - Types of Swamp Forests Ecology - Ecological Concepts explained Biology: What is Biology? Are Viruses Living Organisms? Differences Between Bone and Cartilage Skeleton: Functions of the Human Skeleton Bone: Type and Classification of Bones based on Shape Skeletal Material: Cartilage and its Functions Cartilage: Types of Cartilage Components of the Ecosystem What is Ecology? Branches of Ecology Ecosystem: What is an Ecosystem?
Academic Questions in Biology
Which of the following is a category of long bones?
The end product of photosynthesis is _____.
The above diagram illustrates a _____.
The living cells that makes up cartilages are called _____.
Which of the following statement is incorrect with regards to chitin?
Which of the following is NOT a function of the human skeleton?
Organisms that manufacture their own food through the help of sunlight or chemicals are best referred to as _____.
Organisms that begins a food chain and also manufacture their food through photosynthesis are best referred to as _____.
The tropical rainforest (also spelt as tropical rain forest) is considered as one of the major biomes of the world. Other biomes include savanna or grassland, desert, swamp forests, afro-alphines and montane forests.
Recall that a biome, also called a biotic community refers to the largest natural community of different organisms interacting and living in the same environment.
Interestingly, the tropical rainforest ranks among the biome with the largest biotic community. Their biotic (living) community ranges from the colorful species of birds, the tall and gigantic trees, millions of insects, numerous species of reptiles and so on.
Although the tropical rainforest accounts for only 6% of the solid solid part of earth (lithosphere), it serves as a home to about 80% of the world's recognized specie of animals.
The tropical rainforest which is popularly known for its characteristics heavy downpour (rainfall), tall canopy trees and variety of animal species is located in the tropical regions (tropics) around 28o North and South of the Equator between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. These regions of the equator include:
Below is an image of the Tropical Rainforest:
Image Credit: Biology Dictionary
The temperatures of the tropical rainforest can be very wet and hot at different times. It is believed to habour the oldest types of vegetation (to this day) on terrestrial ecosystem. Regardless, the rainforest still continues to evolve and change, such that the present tropical rainforests may be slightly different from its past composition (in terms of vegetation and organisms dwelling in them).
Note: The tropical rainforest is crucial to man's survival. This is summarized in their importance below:
The importance of tropical rainforest is the same thing as its functions or benefits. They are highlighted below:
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Amazing facts in Biology
Male Seahorses actually give birth to their young ones, NOT the female
All babies are born with blue eyes
Research made at the University of Vienna suggested that yawning may play an essential role in cooling the brains
All voluntary and concious activity of right handed people are controlled from the left part or hemisphere of the brain
A snail can actually sleep for 3 years 😁
An adult human being is composed of about 60% water. In fact, a newly born baby is composed of about 80% of water. This will drop to 65% after a year and finally to about 60% as the child ages
Without saliva, food can never be enjoyed. Food becomes tasteless since saliva is needed to dissolve the chemicals present in food onto the tongue’s taste buds.
Saliva also contains an enzyme called salivary amylase or "ptyalin" which helps to digest cooked starch to maltose. Maltose is a double sugar or disaccharide. Please read on sugars here
NOTABLE POINTS IN Biology
For a thing to be considered Living, it must possess all the Basic Characteristics of Life. These include:
Irritability or Sensitivity
During strenuous exercises like sprinting or 🏃 running, your body may actually work in the shortage of oxygen. During this time, your body owes oxygen (called oxygen debt) and it must be replenished or repayed after the exercise is stopped. This is why you breathe excess of oxygen after you stopped the exercise.
This is the concept of anaerobic respiration
A food Chain is a diagram that shows the relationship between plants and animals within a habitat on the basis of how they rely on each other for food.
Note: Habitat is a place where an organism live. It is of three types:
The term Biology originated from two Greek words. They are:
Biology can therefore be defined is the study of life
Anything that has life is generally considered as a living organism (or organism) 🌱🐐🐓. All living organisms must be able to carry the following activities:
The above listed points are often regarded as the basic characteristics of life. You can memorize them using the acronym (MR. NIGER DAC).
The gas used in the manufacture of food by plants is Carbon dioxide or Carbon(IV)oxide or CO2.
Plants manufacture food through a process called photosynthesis. Please read on photosynthesis here
Note: Plants are the only orgnisms that take away CO2 from the atmosphere