- 16.1: Which of the following structures is common to all four major plant...
- 16.2: Angiosperms are distinguished from all other plants because only an...
- 16.3: Complete the following analogies: a. Gametophyte is to haploid as _...
- 16.4: Under a microscope, a piece of a mushroom would look most like a. j...
- 16.5: During the Carboniferous period, the dominant plants, which later f...
- 16.6: You discover a new species of plant. Under the microscope, you find...
- 16.7: How does the evergreen nature of pines and other conifers adapt the...
- 16.8: Which of the following terms includes all others in the list? angio...
- 16.9: Plant diversity is greatest in a. tropical forests. b. the temperat...
- 16.10: What is a fruit?
- 16.11: Lichens are symbionts of photosynthetic __________ with __________.
- 16.12: Contrast the heterotrophic nutrition of a fungus with your own hete...
- 16.13: In April 1986, an accident at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, U...
- 16.14: Interpreting Data Airborne pollen of wind-pollinated plants such as...
- 16.15: Why are tropical forests being destroyed so rapidly? What kinds of ...
- 16.16: As you learned in this chapter, many prescription drugs are derived...
Solutions for Chapter 16: The Evolution of Plants and Fungi
Full solutions for Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology | 4th Edition
A slow motion of Earth’s axis that traces out a cone over a period of 26,000 years.
Seafloor sediments consisting of material of marine-organic origin.
A volcano composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic material.
An uninterrupted band of light emitted by an incandescent solid, liquid, or gas under pressure.
The study of the universe.
The capacity to do work.
The southern portion of Pangaea consisting of South America, Africa, Australia, India, and Antarctica.
A plot of stars according to their absolute magnitudes and spectral types.
An atom or molecule that possesses an electrical charge.
Magma that reaches Earth’s surface.
The depletion of soluble materials from the upper soil by downward-percolating water.
Mercalli intensity scale
See Modified Mercalli intensity scale.
Relatively small fragments of continental crust that may lie above sea level, such as the island of Madagascar, or be submerged, as exemplified by the Campbell Plateau located near New Zealand.
A series of 10 minerals used as a standard in determining hardness.
The natural remnant magnetism in rock bodies. The permanent magnetization acquired by rock that can be used to determine the location of the magnetic poles and the latitude of the rock at the time it became magnetized.
Polar (P) air mass
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar easterlies In the global pattern of prevailing winds, winds that blow from the polar high toward the subpolar low. These winds, however, should not be thought of as persistent winds, such as the trade winds.
The force per unit area acting on any surface within a solid.
In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.
The period of revolution of the Moon with respect to the Sun, or its cycle of phases.
Tropical rain forest
A luxuriant broadleaf evergreen forest; also, the name given the climate associated with this vegetation.