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Voc Set #2 WMS Sci

Vocab Set #2 WMS Science

An autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain. Producers include green plants, which produce food through photosynthesis, and certain bacteria that are capable of converting inorganic substances into food Producer
The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology. Biology
A system involving the interactions between a community of living organisms in a particular area and its nonliving environment. Ecosystem
Living factors; consisting of living organisms. An ecosystem is made up of a biotic community (all of the naturally occurring organisms within the system). Biotic
Non-living factors; not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Abiotic
The process by which green plants, algae, diatoms, and certain forms of bacteria make carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll, using energy captured from sunlight and releasing excess oxygen as a byproduct. Photosynthesis
A group of organisms or populations living and interacting with one another in a particular environment, depending on how broadly one views the interaction between organisms, a community can be small and local, as in a pond, or regional as in a biome. Community
An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. Organism
The scientific study of the relationships between living things and their environments. Ecology
Relating to two or more plants or animals dependent on each other. Interdependency
A group of individuals of the same species inhabiting a given area. Population
A group of individuals that are genetically related and can breed to produce fertile young. Species
Is a large community of plants and animals that live in the same place. Biome
Any area in which organisms live. Biosphere
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