- 15.1: Place these events in the history of life on Earth in the order tha...
- 15.2: Place the following steps in the origin of life in the order that t...
- 15.3: DNA replication relies on the enzyme DNA polymerase. Why does this ...
- 15.4: Contrast exotoxins with endotoxins.
- 15.5: Some species of cyanobacteria form symbiotic relationships with oth...
- 15.6: The bacteria that cause tetanus can be killed only by prolonged hea...
- 15.7: How is the process used in sewage treatment similar to the decompos...
- 15.8: What do all protists have in common?
- 15.9: Which of the following protists is not a human pathogen? a. Toxopla...
- 15.10: Which algal group is most closely related to plants? a. diatoms b. ...
- 15.11: Imagine you are on a team designing a moon base that will be selfco...
- 15.12: Interpreting Data Because bacteria divide by binary fission, the po...
- 15.13: State or local public health departments regularly inspect restaura...
- 15.14: Probiotics, foods and supplements that contain living microorganism...
Solutions for Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life
Full solutions for Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology | 4th Edition
A fan-shaped deposit of sediment formed when a stream’s slope is abruptly reduced.
An unconformity in which the strata below dip at an angle different from that of the beds above.
The wet, sloping surface that extends from the berm to the shoreline.
A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region.
Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.
The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.
A partially enclosed coastal water body that is connected to the ocean. Salinity here is measurably reduced by the freshwater flow of rivers
The resistance a mineral offers to scratching.
The water portion of our planet; one of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.
Dust and gases found between stars.
A fracture in rock along which there has been no movement.
Longitudinal (seif dunes)
Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing temperatures with height.
A star of extremely high density composed entirely of neutrons.
The source of the Sun’s energy.
An Earth-centered system of the universe.
Water that flows over the land rather than infiltrating into the ground.
The columnlike form that grows upward from the floor of a cavern.
A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.
A term applied to igneous rocks that contain small cavities called vesicles, which are formed when gases escape from lava.