AndreaW - Scavenger Hunt 1-25

Source:  AndreaW - Scavenger Hunt 1-25    Tag:  basidiomycota
25. Tropism- This picture shows geotropism. The pot is hanging upside down pointing towards the grass.(this picture is sideways). The tomato plant continues to grow upward toward the sun. This is a biological phenomenon of a plant in response to a stimuli, in this case, the sun. All plants react the same way. This picture was taken in my backyard and is a tomato plant.

24. Organisms on different levels of the same food chain. - Below are two pictures which make up a food chain. Our producer is the grass on which the bunny rabbit feeds. The rabbit is then a herbivore. The hawk is the carnivore and in this case also the primary consumer of this poor rabbit. These two pictures were taken at Clark Gardens in Albertson Long Island.

23. Spore -Below is a picture of the underside of a mature fern frond. There are many sporangia on each leaf. Each cluster or sorus contains many spores in it. Diploid mother spore cells undergo meiosis resulting in haploid cells. At maturity, the haploid spores are released intothe environment. Under the appropriate conditions of moisture and temperature they may germinate. This picture was taken at Clark Gardens Albertson Long Island.

22. Frond Below is a picture of a frond from a fern plant, Phylum Pterophyta. It has a large leaf known as a megaphyll. Ferns are seedless vascular plants. This plant was found at Clark Gardens, Albertson Long Island.

21. Basidiomycete- Is a fungi in the Phylum basidiomycota. It is a polypore mushroom. Other names are shelf or bracket shelf fungi. The fruiting bodies are known as conks. They lack a stem and grow directly on rotting wood. This fungi was found at Clark Gardens in Albertson Long Island.

20. Basidiomycete -A basidiomycota is the most familiar of fungi to us. They include the mushrooms we eat. Below is the reproductive structure or basidium,a club shaped fruiting body. Some mushrooms in this category can also be hallucinogenic and even deadly if consumed. This picture was taken at Clark Gardens Albertson Long Island.

19. Pollen and Anther of stamen- In this Tiger Lily you can see the anthers which are the male parts of a flower. They contain pollen at their tips. Pollen form this part of a plant must get to the stigma of either this flower or another flower in order for reproduction to occur. In the lower picture you can see that the anthers are shorter than the pistils of the flower (an imperfect flower). This most likely means that crosspollination will likely occur and wind will most likely carry the pollen from one flower to another. This flower was found in my garden.

18. Pollination- Below is a picture of a bee pollinating a Tiger Lilly in my backyard. Bees are the most recognized of all the pollinators. The pollen on the anthers of this flower sticks to the bee and then is transfered to the stigma of the other flowers. This picture was taken in my backyard.

17. Pollinator- The butterfly below can be considered a pollinator because it flys from one flower to another picking up pollen and transferring it onto the stigma of other flowers. This photo was taken at Clark Gardens Albertson Long Island.

16. Gymnosperm Cones- A gymnosperm is a vascular plant whose seeds are naked or not contained within an ovary. As with all other vascular plants, gymnosperms have a sporophyite dominant life cycle. Some examples are pines, spruces, and firs. These cones were collected in my cousin's backyard in Holmdel NJ.

15. Radial symmetry.-Below is a picture of starfish- Asteroida. As adults they show radial symmetry. It has no left or right side only a top or bottom. If you cut along several planes you can get identical pieces as in a pizza pie. These are starfish I have collected on my visit to Florida.

14. Dominant vs. Recessive-This is the eye of my cousin Alex. He has brown eyes. The allele for brown eyes is dominant which means that it is expressed in the phenotype in the presence of the blue eye allele which is recessive and not expressed.

13. Dominant vs Recessive- This is a picture of my father's eyes. He has blue eyes. His eyes are a recessive color. In the presence of brown eye alleles the blue eye phenotype is not expressed.

12. Evidence of different alleles for the same trait.- These is my eye. I have hazel eyes. My mother has brown eyes. My father has blue eyes. The combination of their alleles resulted in my multicolored eyes.

11. Evidence of different alleles for the same trait- This is my grandfather's eye. He has blue eyes. Blue eyes are recessive which means that both his father and mother both had to carry the allele for blue eyes in order for it to be expressed as a phenotype.

10. Evidence of different alleles for the same trait. This is a picture of my sister's eyes. She has brown eyes. There are many alleles that determine eye color, they can be found on chromosome fifteen.

9. Evidence of different alleles for the same trait- This is a picture of my cousin

Zachary's eyes. He has light blue eyes. Light blue is recessive . Eye color is controlled by alleles which are variations of a gene. One set of alleles is inherited by the father, and one by the mother. I know that his father has blue eyes, and his mother has brown, so his mother must have been a heterozygous brown eyed woman in order to produce a son with blue eyes, which is a recessive trait and can only be expressed if both parents donate the gene.

8. Lichen - Below is a picture of foliose (leaf-like) lichen on a tree. Lichen is a composed of a fungus and a algae that work symbiotically that is both organisms benefit. The fungus part provides a moist environment and the agae part carries on photosynthesis. This plant was found in Wantagh.

7. Meristem - Below is a picture of my Coleus plant. In the center you can see the small growth.

The meristem is found where the new growth is on a plant. Apical meristem are located at the tips of the stem and also at the tip of the roots. During growth, cells in this area divide, making more cells which can later differentiate into adult plant cells. This picture was taken in my backyard.

6. Carbohydrates- Below is a slice of whole wheat bread and a slice of white bread. Bread is a source of complex carbohydrates. Carbohydrates store and transport energy and provide energy for our bodies when broken down. Carbohydrates are complex molecules containing Carbon Hydrogen and Oxygen. This picture was taken inside my house.

5. Protein: Soy protein is a good source of protein. It comes from the soy beans. Vegetarians and Vegans use supplements to ensure they are consuming enough protein. Soy is a complete protein, it provides all the essential amino acids for the human diet. This picture was taken inside my house.

4. Protein: Although peanut butter is a healthy source of protein, it is not considered a protein. But peanut butter is made up of peanuts, which contains all the protein. Two tablespoons of peanut butter contain 8 grams of protein. Vegetarians who do no eat meat or Vegans who do not eat animal byproducts can eat peanut butter and have a healthy source of protein. This picture was taken inside my house.

3. Proteins: The protein in eggs has the biological quantity greater than any other natural food. The protein inside of eggs contains the essential amino acids required by the body for optimum growth and maintenance of lean and active tissue. One raw egg contains 6 grams of protein. This picture was taken inside my house.

2. Carbohydrates: These are some fruits. They contain carbohydrates. which are sugars. Carbohydrates contain the elements Carbon Hydrogen and Oxygen in the ration of CH2O. Fruits provide us with quick energy. Carbohydrates are biomolcules used for storeage and enegry. This picture was taken inside of my house.

1. Seed Dispersal- This is the seed of a maple tree. It is dispersed by means of the wind. In the spring you might see them twirling around in the air like a helicopter. Under the right conditions of temperature and moisture they will germinate and a new maple tree will grow. This picture was taken in Wantagh.