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Ecology and Biology A-Z

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Last updated: February 7, 2023
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Single celled organism domain, originally classified with bacteria
Archaea
Scientific study of plants
Botany
Synthesis of organic compounds using energy derived from reactions involving inorganic chemicals, most notably in hydrothermal vents
Chemosynthesis
Referring to the upper side or back of an organism: ___ fin for example
Dorsal
Excessive richness of nutrients in a body of water, eventually causing anoxia following large scale algal blooms
Eutrophication
Angiosperms have these defining characteristic, aiding them in reproduction
Flowers
Valuable excrement of bats and seabirds, often used as a fertilizer
Guano
Large-scale atmospheric convection cell in which air rises at the equator and sinks at medium latitudes, typically about 30° north or south. Causes deserts to be dry
Hadley Cell
Most diverse class of animals, a part of the arthropod phylum
Insecta
Second period of the mesozoic era
Jurassic
Category of taxonomic classification, in between domain and phylum
Kingdom
Law of the minimum, the idea that growth is determined by the most limited/scarcest resource
Liebig's Law
The vegetative part of a fungus, consists of a network of fine white filaments
Mycelium
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A cartilaginous skeletal rod supporting the body in chordates
Notochord
A cyst containing a zygote formed by a parasitic protozoan, one example being the malaria parasite.
Oocyst
Earth's worst extinction event, leading to the extinction of ~90% of Earth's species
Permo-Triassic Extinction
Bitter compound present in Cinchona Bark, most notably used as an anti-malarial drug
Quinine
Most diverse biome, categorized by high precipitation and consistently warm temperatures
Rainforest
Deterioration with age, in plants it is the reason why leaves change color in autumn
Senescence
In ecology, it relates to feeding and nutrition. In physiology, it relates to hormones and its effects
Trophic
General descriptor for all hoofed animals
Ungulate
An organ or part of the body that has remained, but has become functionless over the course of evolution
Vestigial
Tardigrades, a fascinating minute animal, are colloquially known by this name
Water Bear
Vascular tissue in plants, helps transport water and nutrients against the flow of gravity
Xylem
Yellow, internal portion of a birds egg, contains a large amount of protein and fat
Yolk
Plankton consisting of small animals
Zooplankton
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Level 80
Feb 14, 2023
Great quiz! Pretty tough though, and I imagine this would be almost impossible for people outside of a biological/science background.
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Level 70
Feb 14, 2023
Thank you! I appreciate your kind comment :)

I am rather new to creating quizzes, so finding the right level of difficulty is something that I am still working out

I am thinking about making a sequel to this quiz, and will try and better tailor the difficulty

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Level 75
Feb 14, 2023
No this was refreshingly difficult, too many quizzes are too easy
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Level 72
Feb 14, 2023
Or the same thing, just branded differently. Great quiz!
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Level 75
Aug 11, 2023
Very fun! I love a hard quiz.

One nit to pick: in the "T" answer, "It relates" indicates that you're asking for a noun, since "it" is a pronoun. The answer you chose is an adjective. I'm not sure if "trophism" is a word, but I tried it and gave up. Anyone whose done many crosswords would not guess "trophic" for that clue.