Bio Vocab #2

Bio Vocab #2

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Term Definition
carrying capacity the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely
cellular respiration The chemical process that generates most of the energy in the cell,
chemical equations chemical symbols in a form resembling a mathematical equation
climax community A climax community is the final stage of succession
Commensalism a relationship between individuals of two species in which one species obtains food or other benefits from the other without either harming or benefiting the latter
Consumer An organism that is dependent on complex organic substances for nutrition because it cannot synthesize its own food
cyclic growth Growth that occurs in cycles
Decomposer An organism that depends on decomposing flesh and plants for food.
density-dependent factors Any factor limiting the size of a population whose effect is dependent on the number of individuals in the population
density-independent factors Any factor limiting the size of a population whose effect is not dependent on the number of individuals in the population
ecological succession is the process of change in the species structure of an ecological community over time
energy flow is the amount of energy that moves through a food chain
exponential growth Fast population growth
logistic growth Slow population Growth
Mutualism symbiosis that is beneficial to both organisms involved
Parasitism describes a relationship between two organisms where one benefits, and the other is harmed
Photosynthesis carbon dioxide, water, and certain inorganic salts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants
pioneer species are hardy species which are the first to colonize previously disrupted or damaged ecosystems
Population A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time
Producer An autotrophic organism capable of producing complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules through the process of photosynthesis
pyramid of energy is a graphical model of energy flow in a community
Reactants product can be used to describe constituents of individual enzymatic reactions or entire metabolic pathways
steady state systems are in true equilibrium such as the pH of blood in mammals
Symbiosis refers to a close and prolonged interaction between organisms of different species

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