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Global Biome

A biome /ˈbaɪoʊm/ is a community of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in. They can be found over a range of continents. Biomes are distinct biological communities that have formed in response to a shared physical climate.[1][2] “Biome” is a broader term than “habitat“; any biome can comprise […]

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Ecology Terms

absorption — The taking in of water and dissolved minerals and nutrients across cell membranes. Contrast with ingestion. aerobic — Pertaining to the presence of free oxygen. Aerobic organisms require oxygen for their life processes. anaerobic — Pertaining to the absence of free oxygen. Anaerobic organisms do not require oxygen for their life processes, in […]