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Unformatted text preview: anks. Use each term only once. 1. BIOTIC components are the living organisms in an environment, such as plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria. 2. ABIOTIC components are the non-­‐living parts of an environment, such as sunlight, soil, moisture, and temperature. 3. A BIOME includes large regions that have similar biotic components and abiotic components. 4. A TERRESTRIAL biome is land-­‐based. 5. TEMPERATURE and PRECIPITATION are two important abiotic factors that influence the characteristics of biomes and the distribution of biomes on Earth. 6. LATITUDE is the distance measured in degrees north or south from the equator. 7. ELEVATION is the height of a land mass above sea level. 8. OCEAN CURRENTS are another abiotic factor that affects temperature and precipitation and therefore influences the characteristics of biomes. 9. A CLIMATOGRAPH is a graph of climate data for a specific region and is generated from data usually obtained over 30 years from local weather observation stations. 10. ADAPTATIONS are characteristics that enable organisms to better survive and reproduce. 11. A STRUCTURAL adaptation is a physical feature of an organism’s body having a specific function that contributes to the survival of the organism. 12. A PHYSIOLOGICAL adaptation is a physical or chemical event that occurs within the body of an organism that enables survival. 13. A BEHAVIORAL adaptation refers to what an organism does to survive in the unique conditions of its environment....
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