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Abiotic component

In biology, abiotic components are non-living chemical and physical factors in the environment. Abiotic phenomena underlie all of biology. Abiotic factors, while generally downplayed, can have enormous impact on evolution. Abiotic components are aspects of geodiversity.They can also be recognised as "abiotic pathogens"

From the viewpoint of biology, abiotic influences may be classified as light or more generally radiation, temperature, water, the chemical surrounding composed of the terrestrial atmospheric gases, as well as soil. The macroscopic climate often influences each of the above. Not to mention pressure and even sound waves if working with marine, or deep underground, biome.

Those underlying factors affect different plants, animals and fungi to different extents. Some plants are mostly water starved, so humidity plays a larger role in their biology. Many archaebacteria require very high temperatures, or pressures, or unusual concentrations of chemical substances such as sulfur, because of their specialization into extreme conditions. Certain fungi have evolved to survive mostly at the temperature, the humidity, and stability.

For example, there is a significant difference in access to water as well as humidity between temperate rainforests and deserts. This difference in water access causes a diversity in the types of plans and animals that grow in these areas.

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Question:For my bio lab report, we have to come up with a COMPREHENSIVE list of all abiotic factors that could affect the growth of a producer in an ecosystem. please help me and list some factors p.s. the more I have, the better p.p.s. I know some: like sun, water, wind, light intensity, soil temperature...but i need more THANK YOU :) Also, two abiotic factors that do not affect the growth of producers in the schoolyard ecosystem. (we did the lab in our school field, so it's the factors that are specific to a school field)

Answers:1. Temperature: affects the organism's metabolism, The normal range is between 0 degrees and 50 degrees centigrade. 2. Water: adaptations for water homeostasis and conservation play a large role in determining a species' habitat range. 3. Light: The sun is the major energy source of nearly all ecosystems. Availability of light can determine habitat. In aquatic environments, water selectively reflects and absorbs certain wavelengths of light. As a result of this most photosynthesis occurs near the surface of the water. Animal and plant behavior is often sensitive to photo periods. 4. Soil: Physical structure, pH, and mineral composition of soil limit distribution of plants and have an effect on the animals that feed on them. 5. Wind: Increases the effects on temperature by increasing heat loss by evaporation and convection. 6. Natural Disasters: Fire, hurricanes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions can devastate biological communities.


Answers:Abiotic, prepostion a in front of something means negative form. In this case a biotic - non from alive, a bios in greek. Some of them are: 1. Landscape 2. Climate 3.Radiation from cosmos 4. Noise etc.

Question:Which is an abiotic factor that would affect the ability of a species of tree to survive in a particular habitat? 1. availability of minerals in the soil 2. type and number of tree parasites present 3. climax vegetation of the area 4. type and number of herbivores present Humans breathe more rapidly during exercise than before it because during exercise the blood contains 1. an increased level of oxygen 2. a decreased number of red blood cells 3. an increased level of carbon dioxide 4. a decreased amount of hemoglobin Select an answer

Answers:the answer to both question is their respective Option 1.

Question:abiotic=dead biotic=alive i need abiotic

Answers:1. Rainfall. 2. Temperature. 3. Light intensity. 4. Soil pH. etc... All affect the dustribution of organisms.

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Abiotic Factor :5 shots 1 stunt

Abiotic Factors and Biomes Act 3 :Discusses the interaction between abiotic and biotic factors. The style of the animation is influenced by The Common Craft Show.