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Ecology TestSO

predator consumers that capture and eat other consumers
niche an organisms role in the enviornment
ecology the study of interactions that occur among organisms and their enviornments
chemosynthesis the production of energy rich molecules from chemicals
food web a model that shows all possible feeding relationships among the organisms in a community
energy pyramid shows the amount of energy available at each feeding level in an ecosystem
prey an organism that is captured by the predator
consumers organisms that can't make their own energy rich molecules
commensalism a symbiotic relationship in which one organsm benefits and the other is unharmed
ecosystem consists of all the organisms living in an area
food chain a simple model of the feeding relationships in an ecosystem
population made up of all organisms of the same species that live in an area at the same time
biosphere part of earth that supports life
community all populations of all species living in an ecosystem
parasitism a symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is harmed
habitat place where an organism lives
mutualism a symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit
symbiosis any close relationship between species
competition occurs when 2 or more organisms seek the same resources at the same time
limiting factor anything that restricts the # of individuals in a population
producers organisms that use outside energy source like the sun to make energy rick molecules
carrying capacity the largest # of individuals of 1 species that an ecosystem can support over time
dicot seeds with 2 cotyledon
monocot seeds with 1 cotyledon
organism a living thing
cotyledons stored food
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