Organism Essays

Kingdoms of Life

On our planet earth we have what are called kingdoms, 5 to be exact, consisting of a very diverse group of living things. Using these five kingdoms we classify our species and organize information on what we are and what resides with us. When we place every living creature into one of the five kingdoms it better helps us understand the world around us and it’s habitants. The five kingdoms include: Moneran, Protist, Fungi, Plantae, and the one we call…

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Janjucetus Hunderi

The fossil study of this organism was done and it was estimated that it lived approximately 25 million years ago. It had sharp teeth and a skull characterized by large eyes and was around 12 feet in length. The incisors and canines were sharp for gripping their prey while the molars and pre molars were more or less flat with serrated blades. It was shown that janjucetus hunderi is related to most whale species both living and extinct. They are…

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Nutrition

Holozoic nutrition (Gr. holo means-whole ; zoikos means-of animals) is a method of nutrition that involves the ingestion of liquid or solid organic material, digestion, absorption and assimilation of it to utilize it. It includes taking in the complex substances and converting them into simpler forms. Example, proteins can be broken into amino acids. This method suggests phagocytosis where the cell membrane completely surrounds a food particle[pic] Parasitic Nutrition is a mode of heterotrophic nutrition where an organism (known as…

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Science Report

Introduction: Researchers are interested in identifying which species is most related to the Botana Curus because the plant produces Curol, which can help treat specific types of cancer. It can be able to provide us another way to treat cancer if the Botana Curus is not available at the moment. It can help us with testing so we wouldn’t have to waste the original substance. The structural evidence I gathered the first week does not provide enough information to determine…

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Characteristics of Each of the 5 Kingdoms and their Meanings

Every living creature on Earth belongs to a kingdom. Scientists debate how many kingdoms there are, but most agree there are five. Here is how the five kingdoms are organized. Monera Monera are single-celled organisms that don’t have a nucleus. Bacteria make up the entire kingdom. There are more forms of bacteria than any other organism on Earth. Some bacteria are beneficial to us, such as the ones found in yogurt. Others can cause us to get sick. Protists Protists…

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Prigogine Investigation

The origination and evolution of living organisms is considered by many scientists, due to general laws of nature, especially the second law of thermodynamics. In this paper this idea is explored, taking in account the dissipative structures and Prigogine’s thermodynamics. Introduction The use of thermodynamics in biology has a long history rich in confusion (Morowitz, 92) (Klyce, Brigg, http://www. panspermia. org/seconlaw. htm) The second law of thermodynamics was discovered by Clausius, who coined the term Entropy, which is usually defined…

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Weekly Reading

As you complete your weekly reading, answer the questions below. Please review the following writing guidelines prior to answering the questions: Remember to respond to the questions using your own words. Do NOT copy responses from the textbook, internet or other resources. This is plagiarism, which is illegal, and may result in a failing grade. You MUST paraphrase information in your own words and not transfer word-for-word. For information on how to avoid plagiarism, please visit the Writing Center in…

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