5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- convergent evolution
- reproductive barrier
- a a biological feature of a species that prevents it from interbreeding with other species even when populations of the two species live together
- b having two different alleles for a given gene
- c adaptive change resulting in nonhomologous (analogous) similarities among organisms; species from different evolutionary lineages come to resemble each other (evolve analogous structures) as a result of living in very similar environments
- d a biome dominated by spiny evergreen shrubs adapted to periodic drought and fires; found where cold ocean currents circulate offshore, creating mild, rainy winters, and long, hot, dry summers
- e a member of phylum Platyhelminthes.
5 Multiple choice questions
- a virus that has appeared suddenly or has recently come to the attention of medical scientists.
- a biome at the northernmost limits of plant growth and at high altitudes, characterized by dwarf woody shrubs, grasses, mosses, and lichens
- a bottom-dwelling marine chelicerate, a member of the phylum Arthropoda.
- a cancer-causing gene; usually contributes to malignancy by abnormally enhancing the amount or activity of a growth factor made by the cell
- the general term for a fungal infection
5 True/False questions
endemic species → a species of organism whose distribution is limited to a specific geographic area
migration → learning not to respond to a repeated stimulus that conveys little or no information
sporangium → a capsule in fungi and plants in which meiosis occurs and haploid spores develop
photoheterotroph → an organism that obtains energy from sunlight and carbon from organic sources
chytrid → member of the fungal phylum Chytidiomycota, mostly aquatic fungi with flagellated spores that probably represent the most primitive fungal lineage