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Search Results for: detritus

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Detritivore

Definition noun, plural: detritivores An organism that feeds on detritus or organic waste Supplement A detritivore pertains... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Freshwater Producers and Consumers

There are four main constituents of the living environment that form the freshwater ecosystem, they are as follows. ... Read More

Freshwater Lentic Communities & Animals

Plants that live partially or completely submerged in water are deemed hydrophytes. A form of symbiosis occurs with these... Read More

Isopod

Definition noun, plural: isopods Any of the members of the order Isopoda, which is a taxonomic group characterized mainly by... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More

Choanoflagellate

Definition noun, plural: choanoflagellates A flagellate protozoan of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia of the class... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Outwelling

Definition noun Outflows of organic carbon particulates that tend to expel salt, silicate, nitrate and orthophosphate from... Read More

Woodlouse

Definition noun, plural: woodlice Any of the terrestrial isopods that belong to the suborder... Read More

Freshwater Community Energy Relationships – Producers & Consumers

The previous tutorial on producers and consumers noted the reliance that organisms have on one another to obtain energy to... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More