יומן של BIOL 111 Leafy Greens

ספטמבר 22, 2020

Common adaptation between all observations

One adaptation that is common between all observations is that all the plants have green leaves. This is perhaps not a big surprise, as the theme of our project was "leafy greens". Nonetheless, this is an important adaptation for plants as the reason the leaves are green is that they contain chlorophyll, a pigment found in chloroplasts that allows the plants to capture light energy from the sun and photosynthesize to convert it into chemical energy.

פורסם ב ספטמבר 22, 2020 05:41 אחה"צ על־ידי amyli16 amyli16 | 1 comment | הוספת תגובה

Amy Li- unique adaptation for my observations

One of my observations was the grassleaf spurge plant, which is from the Euphorbia genus. Euphorbia plants have a unique adaptation: they produce a milk sap (latex) that is highly toxic and can irritate the skin and eyes. The trait evolved to prevent animals and insects from feeding on it.

פורסם ב ספטמבר 22, 2020 04:28 לפנה"צ על־ידי amyli16 amyli16 | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

Julián Suire - Unique Adaptation for my Observations

The Aloe vera species I observed has adapted uniquely when compared to my other observations. Due to low water availability in its usual habitat, the Aloe vera species has adapted to contain thick and fleshy leaves in order to accommodate storing large volumes of water for later use.

פורסם ב ספטמבר 22, 2020 03:01 לפנה"צ על־ידי juliansuire juliansuire | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

Julián Suire - Phylogeny Tree

I inputted the Aloe vera species (a.k.a. Aloe Vera) into the phylogeny tree. With this species, three ancestral species are shown to be the most closely related: Aloe nugalensis, Aloe krapohliana (a.k.a. Painted-Leaved Aloe), and the Aloe mossurilensis.

פורסם ב ספטמבר 22, 2020 02:51 לפנה"צ על־ידי juliansuire juliansuire | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

ספטמבר 21, 2020

Amy Li- phylogeny tree

I chose the genus hosta (aka plantain-lily) for my phylogenetic tree. Using OneZoom, I found that it is the most recent common ancestor of species such as the American agave, Ajo lily and Quamosh.

פורסם ב ספטמבר 21, 2020 01:02 לפנה"צ על־ידי amyli16 amyli16 | 1 comment | הוספת תגובה

ספטמבר 19, 2020

Feedback

Hello everyone!
I am looking forward to see your observations. I hope you are able to get cool pictures of plants around your area. Let me know how that is going!
Daniel

פורסם ב ספטמבר 19, 2020 03:28 אחה"צ על־ידי daniel_reyes_c daniel_reyes_c | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

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