B1 4.1 Adaptations

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What do plants compete for?
Light, carbon dioxide, water, oxygen and nutrients
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What do animals compete for?
Food, water, shelter, mates and territory
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What is an adaptation?
How organisms are suited to their environment
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What is an extremophile?
Organisms that have adaptations for living in extreme conditions
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What adaptations may an organism have to allow it to survive in arctic conditions?
Small SA:V ratio. Insulation- blubber (thick layer of fat under skin), fur coat. Fat layer also provides a food supply during winter
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What adaptations may an organism have to survive in dry conditions?
Large SA:V ratio to lose heat through skin. Thin fur and little body fat
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Why is camoflauge so important?
So predators and prey can't see eachother easily
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