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Vocabulary terms unit 2
Terms in this set (15)
Matter cycles between the air and soil and among plant's, animals, and microbes as they live and die.
Obtaining and releasing of matter.
A group of individuals of the same species living in the same area.
Returning quickly to a previous state.
Break down dead plants and animals Examples: fungi, bacteria, and earthworms.
Organisms that make their own food. Example plants.
Get energy by consuming other organisms. Examples: fungi, grasshoppers, rabbits, hawks and etc.
A single path showing how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature. Food chains begin with plant-life and end with animal-life.
A complex path showing how plants and animals are interconnected with each other.
The process though which plants use water, light and carbon dioxide to create their food and release oxygen into the air.
The general term for interactions between two different organisms there are 3 types: mutualism, parasitism, commensalism.
A relationship between two organisms in which both benefit ( positive).
A relationship between two organisms in which one benefits and one is harmed.
A relationship between two organisms in which one benefits and one is unharmed.
An organism that is accidentally or purposely brought into a place or area where it has not been before.
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