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Academic Questions in Biology
Which of the following is false concerning cartilages and bones?
A diagram showing the movement of energy through a food chain is called a _____.
Which of the following is NOT a part of the wrist bones (or carpal bones)?
The statements below are true concerning arteries except _____.
A. The arterial wall has 4 layers
B. Tunica Adventitia is the outermost layer of an artery
C. Aorta is the largest artery in the human body
D. Pulmunary artery conveys deoxygenated blood
E. Internal bleeding will occur when a deeply located artery is broken
F. Arterial vascular disorders are worsened in people with diabetes and renal failure
The following statements are true concerning blood vessels except _____.
A. They are comprised of arteries, veins and capillaries
B. Problems associated with blood vessels are called vascular disorders
C. All veins carry blood towards the heart
D. Capillaries are found at cellular level
E. Arteries usually divide to form arterioles
F. Arterioles give rise to capillaries
The above diagram shows a _____.
A. Food Chain
B. Food Web
C. Food Flow
D. Food Energy
E. Food Pyramid
F. Food Hierarchy
Anything that elicits a physiological response from an organism is termed _____.
F. Action potential
Which of the following molecule is utilized directly as energy in the human body?
D. Adenosine Mono Phosphate
E. Adenosine Di Phosphate
F. Adenosine Tri Phosphate
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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:
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
Women have more pain receptors than men
It's crucial you finish your antibiotics.
If you stop taking your antibiotics before you're supposed to, any bacteria that didn't get killed can develop an immunity to that antibiotic and become a super-strain, making it much difficult to kill in the future. So keep taking your antibiotics pill, even if you feel better.
Although rare, women can still give birth when they die. This is known as coffin birth
Men can actually get aroused post moterm. This is called priapism
There are more bacteria on your body that the entire human beings on earth
🦟 Mosquitoes 🦟 have killed more people than all the wars in history put together
The human 🧠 brain 🧠 does not feel pain. For this reason, neurosurgeons can perform brain surgery while the patient is awake
🦘 Kangaroos 🦘 can't walk backwards
There is an unusual plant found only in Australia's Daintree Rainforest. It's called the idiot fruit
Although the hippopotamus has a large head with a bulky body on stumpy legs, it still runs faster than a man
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.
Note: Plants are the only orgnisms that take away CO2 from the atmosphere