Solutions for Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9780321772602 | Authors: Eric J. Simon Jean L. Dickey, Jane B. Reece

Full solutions for Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology | 4th Edition

ISBN: 9780321772602

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9780321772602 | Authors: Eric J. Simon Jean L. Dickey, Jane B. Reece

Solutions for Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life

Chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life includes 14 full step-by-step solutions. Since 14 problems in chapter 15: The Evolution of Microbial Life have been answered, more than 1716 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology was written by Patricia and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321772602. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, edition: 4. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Benthos

    The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.

  • Chromosphere

    The first layer of the solar atmosphere found directly above the photosphere.

  • Clastic rock

    A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.

  • Climate system

    The exchanges of energy and moisture that occur among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, solid Earth, biosphere, and cryosphere.

  • Dissolved load

    That portion of a stream’s load carried in solution.

  • Foliation

    A texture of metamorphic rocks that gives the rock a layered appearance.

  • Granitic composition

    A compositional group of igneous rocks that indicates a rock is composed almost entirely of light-colored silicates.

  • Hydrogen burning

    The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.

  • Intertidal zone

    The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.

  • Jovian planet

    The Jupiter-like planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets have relatively low densities.

  • Mean solar day

    The average time between two passages of the Sun across the local celestial meridian.

  • Photic zone

    The upper part of the ocean into which any sunlight penetrates.

  • Population I

    Stars rich in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively young stars found in the disk of the galaxy.

  • Primary (P) wave

    A type of seismic wave that involves alternating compression and expansion of the material through which it passes.

  • Rain

    Drops of water that fall from clouds that have a diameter of at least 0.5 millimeter (0.02 inch).

  • Reflection

    The process whereby light bounces back from an object at the same angle at which it encounters a surface and with the same intensity.

  • Scoria

    Hardened lava that has retained the vesicles produced by escaping gases.

  • Seismogram

    The record made by a seismograph.

  • Spring

    A flow of groundwater that emerges naturally at the ground surface.

  • Tidal delta

    A deltalike feature created when a rapidly moving tidal current emerges from a narrow inlet and slows, depositing its load of sediment.

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