Abiotic factors – Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the
environment include light,
temperature, wind, and dissolved nutrients.
Biotic factors – Having to do with life or living organisms;
produced or caused
by living organisms.
Complete metamorphosis – the type of life cycle where
an insect passes through four separate stages of growth, as an egg, larva,
pupa, and adult (ie.
butterflies and beetles).
Foliage – Plant/tree leaves and needles.
Hyphae – Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.
Incomplete metamorphosis – The type of life cycle where
the immature stages
of the insect, called nymphs, resemble the adult; there is no pupa
crickets and grasshoppers).
Lateral leader – The branches of a tree that grow horizontally.
Mycelium – The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting
of a mass of branching,
Photosynthesis – The process in green plants/trees and
certain other organisms by which sugars are made from carbon dioxide and water
sunlight as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release
oxygen as a
Signs of disease – Physical structures indicating the
presence of a disease (ie.
mycelium, mushrooms, conks etc.).
Symptoms of a disease – Changes in a tree’s normal
indicate that a disease is present (ie. discolouring of needles,
growth, deformed growth patterns etc.).
Terminal leader – the top stem of a tree that grows vertically
and is responsible
for increasing the tree’s height.
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