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Unformatted text preview: rable ones are removed. How do animals and plants respond to extreme environments? •  Deserts represent an extreme environment. •  Yet many species of animals and plants have adapted to live in deserts. •  Include physiological/biochemical adapta/ons and behavioral adapta/ons. •  Plants living in desert environments must also evolve modifica/ons to limit the fatal consequences of evapora/on. •  Many plants have spines and hairs. •  This produces a boundary layer of air around the plant that traps moisture as it evaporates. •  The Oleander plant reduces water loss by pubng the stomates in hair- filled pits. Temperature limits the occurrence of life •  Heat imparts a high kine/c...
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This document was uploaded on 02/15/2014 for the course BIO 286 at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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