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Unformatted text preview: single cell without a nucleus. •  Yet they can accomplish many unique biochemical transforma/ons allowing them to occupy unique parts of an ecosystem. •  Some can u/lize environmental nitrogen. •  Some can live under anaerobic condi/ons. Habitat •  The habitat of an organism is the place, or physical sebng in which it lives. •  Habitats are dis/nguished by dominant features. •  Ocen (but not always) by the dominant vegeta/on. •  Classifica/ons based on habitat break down. Niche •  An organism’s niche represents the range of condi/ons it can tolerate and the way of life it pursues. •  I.e. its role in the ecological system. •  The niche...
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