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Academic Questions in Biology
Cold blooded animals are referred to as _____.
F. None of the above
All reptiles are vertebrates.
_____ cells are responsible for the formation of osteoblasts.
_____ is a bone that constitute the axial skeleton.
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
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The ecosystem is made up of two main components. These are:
Note: As a student, it's recommended you comprehend the concepts of the ecosystem (or ecological concepts). This will aid you to better understand the components that makes up an ecosystem.
Below are some explanations on the components of an ecosystem:
The biotic component include all the living things (plant, animals and micro organisms) that make up an ecosystem.
Within an ecosystem, the living organisms (biotic component) can be further grouped into the followings:
i. Producers: These includes all the photosynthetic and chemosynthetic organisms in an ecosystem. The common factor shared by these organisms (producers) is their ability to manufacture food.
Note: The terms Food Chain, Food Web and Food Pyramid are all associated with the ecosystem and they always commence with the producers.
When sunlight energy is required for the production of food, it's termed photosynthesis. When chemicals are used, it's referred to as chemosynthesis.
Always remember that all green plants photosynthesize.
ii. Consumers: The consumers in an ecosystem cannot manufacture their own food. They include all animals, certain plants and some microscopic organisms.
Note: Certain plants (consumer) in an ecosystem can actually manufacture their own food but in addition, they will also feed on other animals, especially insects. Such plants are termed as carnivorous or insectivorous plants.
Examples of carnivorous plants include pitcher plant, corpse flower and sundew.
iii. Decomposers: These biotic components typically consists of some fungi and bacteria. They act as decomposers by feeding on dead plants and animals, bringing about their decomposition in the process. Through this act, they release valuable nutrients into the soil; to be used by the producers in the manufacture of food via photosynthesis.
Note: The decomposers will always end a food chain.
The Abiotic factors of the ecosystem include all the non-living factors of the ecosystem. These factors are crucial for the survival of the biotic factors.
Note: Without abiotic factors, the biotic factors will not exist in an ecosystem.
Below are some examples of abiotic factors present in an ecosystem:
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Amazing facts in Biology
Armadillos are western mammals known for their unique armor-like shell which are bulletproof
Although 🦓 zebras 🦓 are known for their characteristics black and white stripes, we still have some polka-dotted zebras
Charles Darwin is a British naturalist and biologist who contributed greatly into the study of evolution. According to research, he frequently ate the animals he studied
Lungs are the only human organ that can float on water
Unlike most 🐍 snakes 🐍 that lay eggs, anacondas give birth to live babies
A 🦐 shrimp's 🦐 heart is in its head
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
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