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Coral Ferreira

Last updated about 3 years ago

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    I chose the Anthropoda because I have seen crabs before, and I've seen how they behave in different habitats. I learned that the Anthropoda are the most successful organism, determined by number of known species.

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    Segmented Worms

    I chose this because I am familiar with segmented worms. I have seen them before, and I know some places they can be found. I learned that Annelida was "split into three major groups; Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, and Hirudinea."

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    Comb Jellies

    I chose this organism because it reminded me of a jellyfish. When I read the article, I learned that Ctenophora and jellyfish are "similar in many ways to jellyfish but lack stinging cnidae." I also learned Ctenophora move by the "beating of cilia."

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    I chose this because it gave another overview of the plant kingdom, instead of focusing on one organism. When the information is presented this way, it is easier to learn about the kingdom as a whole.

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    Honestly, I chose this picture because I wanted to learn more about what the fish were swimming through. I read the article, and learned that we, on a daily basis, interact with Eukaryota. They are mainly on plants and animals.

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    I chose this because the image reminded me of a flower, with an intricate design. No information was presented, so I looked it up. I learned that Haptophyta is "classified as either as the Prymnesiophyta or Haptophyta, a division of algae."

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    I read the short article under the image, and learned that Ascomycota is divided into three "monophyletic subphyla". One of them is Taphrinomycotina, which can be found in the lungs of healthy people, but can also cause pneumocystosis people with weak immune systems. I thought it was interesting that the same organism can do two very different functions.

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    I chose this picture because it reminded me of a plant I learned about a few days ago. I find the ball looking things on/throughout the fungi interesting. What are they used for?

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    I chose this because there were no images for it, and I wanted to know what it was and what it looked like. When I googled it, there wasn't much information, only pictures. The pictures reminded me of paramecium. I would like to continue doing some research more in depth so that I can gain an understanding of Thermococci.

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    I chose this image because it reminded me of a starry night sky. There was a small paragraph to go along with the image. Eubacteria is "the most diverse and abundant of the non-nucleated cellular life forms", which I thought was interesting.

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    Low Gc Gram+

    I chose this bacteria because the image reminded me of flowers. I knew that there was probably no relation, so I wanted to see what it actually was. I found that they "produce endospores, which are resistant to desiccation and can survive extreme conditions." I thought it was interesting that they can be found in various environments.

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    Green Sulfur Bacteria

    When I realized that no images had been contributed to the Chlorobi category, I became interested in why. So I looked it up, and found that Chlorobi is a "family of obligatory anaerobic photoautotrophic bacteria".

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    Yellow-green Algae

    I chose this picture because I thought that the organism looked unique. I thought it looked like a ball with spikes coming off of it. I wanted to learn more about why it looked this way.

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    Brown Algae

    I chose this picture because of the world "algae" in the title. I have seen algae before, and I thought that this would give me a deeper understanding about the different types of algae. EX: brown algae

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    I chose this picture because I was familiar with the way it looked. I decided that it looked sort of like seaweed. I wanted to see how the two were alike and different.

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