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  1. Explain two examples of evolution in response to environmental change; one must be antibiotic resistance inbacteria
    • evolution occurred in:gene tt gives resist. to antibiotic transferred to bacterium by plasmid (transformation) some bact resist, some not
    • doctors/vets use antibiotics to contro bact
    • natural selection favours bact resis, kills non
    • antibiotic resis bact prod and spread replace non resis, = most bact resist
    • docs/vets change to another, eventually resist develops as well, resist bact evolved
    • e.g
    • antibiotics used to control disease caused by bact in humans
    • increasing probl with disease causing bact being resistant to antibiotics
    • percentage cases gonorrhea caused by antibiotic resistant strains Neisseria gonorrhoeae, trend many other diseases = same
    • genes tt give resist to antibiotic can be found in micro organisms tt naturally make tt antibiotic
  2. evolution melanism ladybugs
    • two spot ladybug Adalia bipunctata
    • small beetle usua red wing cases w. two black spots
    • red color warns preds = tastes bad
    • melanic forms also exist w. black wing cases, melanic form absorbs heat more effic than red
    • has selective advantage when sunlight lvls low and diffi for ladybugs warm up
    • natural selection evol in resp to pollution
    • melanic form common in indus area, declined in 1960 correlates with decreases in smoke in air
    • air darkened by smoke = warm up quicker, if smoke gone, adv lost and warming coloration more import
    • as smoke concentration rises, melanic form rises, over time smoke decre so melanic form decre
  3. Outline the binomial system of nomenclature
    • int' nomenclature syst to identify species,species has two names.
    • used together to give a precise reference to this species.
    • Genus is given first and is always written with an upper case letter. e.g. Homo
    • Species epithet follows the genus and is written in lower case e.g. sapiens
    • italics electronic, underlined handwritten
  4. List seven levels in the hierarchy of taxa—kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species—using an example from two different kingdoms for each level
  5. species***
    group organisms with similar characteristics, which can interbreed prod fertile offspring
  6. Distinguish between the following phyla of plants, using simple external recognition features: bryophyta, filicinophyta, coniferophyta and angiospermophyta (4)
  7. Bryophyta
    • (mosses, liverworts and hornworts)
    • stems radial symmetry (mosses)
    • stems bilateral symmetry (liverworts), no lignin
    • no true leaves or roots, rhizoids 
    • no cuticle.
    • reproductive structure are called sporangium which are on long stalks with capsules on end.
    • spore is released from the sporangium to develop into another plant.
  8. Filicinophyta
    • (ferns)
    • leaves usu curled up in bud, pairs leaflets
    • roots non woody stems
    • divided leaves
    • height up to 20m
    • reproduction: sporangia (sori) contain reproductive spores
  9. Coniferophytes
    • (conifers and pines)
    • trees (100m), shrubs,
    • woody (lignin) stems,
    • waxy narrow needle like leaves, cuticle
    • .vascular system tracheids)
    • reproduction: seeds, develop fr ovules on surface scales o female CONES, male cones produce pollen
  10. Angiospermophyta
    • (flowering plants and grasses) deciduous trees
    • roots
    • stems are into shrubs and trees are woody
    • leaves.
    • vascular bundles (xylem/ phloem )
    • waxy cuticle,
    • annual or perennial
    • reproduction:ovules in an enclosed carpel structure.
    • fruit!
    • pollen grains produced from anthers
    • variety of pollen transfers vectors
  11. Distinguish between the following phyla of animals, using simple external recognition features: porifera, cnidaria, platyhelminthes, annelida, mollusca and arthropoda.
    • invertebrates
  12. Porifera (sponges)

    • No body layers 
    • Body plan is built around water canals that circulate nutrient through the sponge for ingestion by specialised cells.
    • no clear symm
    • attached to surface
    • There is no mouth or anus
  13. Cnidaria
    • (Jelly fish, Sea anemones, Corals)
    • These have 2 layers in the body plan.
    • is a radial symmetry.
    • .Single entrance that serves the the cavity 
    • tentacles stinging cells with toxins 
    • mouth but no anus
  14. Platyhelminthes
    • (flatworms, tapeworms, planaria)
    • 3 layers in the body plan
    • .One entrance to 'gut' which can have many folds to increase surface area (mouth no anus)
    • .largely parasitic includes flukes
    • bilat symm
    • flat bodies
    • unseg
  15. Annelida
    • (segment worms, earthworms, leeches)
    • 3 layers to the body plan / bilateral symmetry
    • body divided into ringed segments with some specialisation of segments
    • Mouth connected via gut to a separate anus.
    • Skin surface used for gas exchange.
    • often bristles
  16. Mollusca
    • (Snails, slugs and octopus, clams, squids)
    • Bilateral symmetry with significant modification.
    • -Foot, a muscular structure used for movement and burrowing.
    • -Central visceral mass containing all the organ structures (separate mouth and anus)
    • -Mantle a folded membrane structure that can surround other tissues and create a cavity containing a gill.
    • -shell usually present
    • -mouth and anus
    • -segmentation, but not visible
  17. Arthropoda
    • (Insects, Crustaceans, Spiders, Scorpions, Millipedes, crabs)
    • 3 layer body plant with bilateral symmetry.
    • Hard exoskeleton
    • Jointed body segments.
    • Jointed appendages.
    • Separate mouth and anus.
  18. dichotomous key
    • practice

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