Chapter 4 & 8.2 Terms Kalik Newsome

Abiotic Factors

are the nonliving parts of the ecosystem

Adaptation

an inherited trait that increases an organisms chance of

Archaebacteria

are often found in extreme places such as hot springs

Anigiosperm

flowering plants that produce seeds in fruit.

Artificial Selection

the selective breeding of organisms by humans for dog breeds

Biotic factor

ate the living and once of living parts of an ecosystem

Commensalism

orchids and trees

Competition

Is a relationship in which different individuals or population attempts.

Community

A group of various species that in the same place and interact with each other.

Ecosystem

is all the organisms living in the area together with their physical environment

Eubacteria

are very common and can be found in soil and animal bodies

Evolution

the genetic characteristics of a population from generation to the next

Fungus

is an organism whose cells have nuclei and cell wall

Gymnosperm

are woody plants that produce seeds but their seeds are not enclosed

Habitat

a howler monkeys habitat is the rain forest and a cactus

Invertebrates

Many invertebrates live attached to hard ocean floors

Mutualism

certain species of bacteria in your intestine

Natural Selection

to describe the survival and reproduction of organisms with particular traits

Niche

includes the species survival home

Organism

is an individual living thing

Parasitism

ticks, fleas, and tapeworms

Population

is all the members of the same species that live in the smae place at the same time

Predation

snakes eating mice

Protists

are diverse group of one celled organisms and their many celled relatives

Resistance

is the ability of one or more organisms to tolerate a particular chemical designed to kill it

Species

is a group of organisms that can mate to produce fertile offspring