10-07-08PlantAnimAdapt

10-07-08PlantAnimAdapt - Announcements Today: Plant &...

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Announcements October 14: Populations Midterm Exam #1 - Thursday, October 16 Format: 50 Multiple Choice and True/False Tutor Services: Jennifer Anne Helfrich <jhelfric@ucsc.edu> DRC students - contact me ASAP
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Articles of Interest Hu & Bush. 2005. Meniscus-climbing insects. Nature 437:732 - Water-walking insects such as water striders use surface tension for support - Problem with moving to land because of the meniscus border - Smaller insects cannot overcome surface tension forces of menisci to propel themselves without using their legs Mosquito larvae hide in menisci where mosquito Fsh cannot see them Water Strider Meniscus
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Evaporation = water goes from liquid to a gas Transpiration = evaporation of water from a leaf surface Conduction = transfer of kinetic energy of heat between solid objects Convection = movement of heat in Fuids moving around objects Radiation = absorption or emission of electromagnetic radiation Carbohydrates Proteins
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Yellowjackets Yellowjackets - The Quest for Protein - The Quest for Protein Yellowjacket (Family: Vespidae)
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Plants Adapt to Their Physical Environment Photosynthesis Morphology and shape Leaf behavior Material elimination Nutrient acquisition
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Aquatic/Marine vs. Terrestrial Habitats Terrestrial plants require more structural support Aquatic/marine plants live in a “shaded environment” Why aren’t there fowering plants in the oceans?
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6CO 2 + 6 H 2 O + ATP C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 6CO 2 + 6 H 2 O + ATP Photosynthesis Respiration Net Photosynthesis = Gross Photosynthesis - Respiration OR Gross Photosynthesis = Net Photosynthesis + Respiration Light Reaction = chlorophyll molecule traps short wavelength solar radiation Dark Reaction = CO 2 is biochemically incorporated into simple sugars
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Net Photosynthesis = Gross Photosynthesis - Respiration
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