Key Words: Environmental Studies 1.5


Habitat - the place where an organism, species or population lives

Population - all the individuals of a species living in a particular area

Exoskeleton - a skeleton on the outside of an organism such as found in insects and crustaceans

Turbulence - the roughness of the environment caused by chaotic air or water flow

Hetrotroph - an organism that gains its organic compounds for energy and growth ffrom other organisms

Cellulase - an enzyme that digests cellulose that is produced by some bacteria, fungi and protozoans

Cellulose - the carbohydrate made of linked glucose molecules, which is a major component of plant cell walls and wood

Symbiosis - a relationship between organisms of different species that live together. One benefits while other species maybe benefit, be unaffected or suffer

Mycorrhizal fungi - symbiotic fungi associated with plant roots that gain carbohydrates from the plants and aid the uptake of nutrients such as phosphates from the soil by plants

Community - a community of species means the populations of all the species living in an area

Taxonomy - the study of organisms to asses how they maybe be…


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