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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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All savannas (or grasslands) share one underlying factor and that's climate. In fact, it is the nature of their climate that give rise to grasses as their dominant plant population.
Savanna (also spelt as savannah) are often referred to as grasslands.
Generally, the savanna can be put into 3 types. These are:
Note: We also have other types of savanna based on their regions or location. Some of these includes:
Climatic savannas are formed as result of their climate. In fact, most savannas seen around the world are climatic in nature. These will include the tropical savanna and temperate savanna.
The climate of a savanna biome is usually comprised of two seasons. These are: the dry (windy) season and the wet (rainy) season.
During the dry season, the biotic (living) components of the savanna which include plants (especially grasses) and various animals disappears. This is so because wild fires are common during this period. As a result, the grasses are burnt up while the animals run away or burrow themselves deep into the soil as means of survival.
Note: During this period, the savanna is laid bare. For this reason, most trees cannot survive in the savanna as a result of the long dry seasons. However, the grasses are adapted to survive due to their methods of propagation and short life cycles.
It is these departed plants and animals that eventually constitutes the savanna ecosystem.
When the rains come (during the wet seasons), the spores and seeds of the grasses germinate and flourishes once again while the various animals migrate here (savanna) to graze on them. In addition, the rivers and lakes become filled up as life resumes to its fullest in the savanna.
It is the climatic conditions of the savanna that gives rise to its nature of biotic community and ecosystem. In short, this is what differentiates the savanna from other biomes like the tropical rainforests and deserts.
The word Edaphic relates to the soil. Edaphic savannas are formed based on the nature and type of soil present within it.
Typically, the soil as seen in edaphic savanna isn't quite rich in nutrients. It is also not deep enough and as a result, the growth of trees aren't supported here. Conversely, grasses can adapt and flourish here because of their inherent survival characteristics to soils will poor nutrients.
Edaphic savannas are typically smaller when compared to climatic savanna. In addition, they are often found in regions with lesser annual rainfall and warmer climate.
As the name implies, these savannas are derived from other types of biomes.
As an instance, the government of a nation may decide to clear out a forest area, converting it into a savanna. To this end, they will probably cut down all the trees and plant grasses in replacement, thus making it a derived grassland.
It has also been reported that the grazing actions of African elephants have given rise to derived savanna in areas that initially had a good population of trees and other plants.
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