S: An Dinh's AP Biology Collection
FC: My Biology Collection
1: An Dinh AP Biology Biology Collection
2: Actin: Actin is a protein found in all eukaryotic cells. In plants, it is present in the cytoskeleton and plays a role in cell division and cell expansion. | Adaptation of a plant: The thorns of this lime tree in my backyard help to protect itself from any organism that wants to eat the limes.
3: Adaptation of an animal: This picture of my dog, Scruffy, is an example of adaptation because his fur helps to protect him from the cold during the winter. | Amniotic egg: An amniotic egg is an egg laid by any egg laying mammal, also called amniotes. A chicken's egg is an example of an amniotic egg not only because it is laid by a chicken, but also because of its shell, yellow yolk, and white yolk, three common characteristics of an amniotic egg.
4: Angiosperm: An angiosperm is a seed-producing plant. They produce fruits that contain the seeds inside, such as an apple. | Basidomycete: Basidiomycete, otherwise known as basidiomycota, is a phylum within the fungi kingdom. Groups of this kingdom include mushrooms, like the mushroom that grows in damp, moist areas in grass.
5: Autotroph: An autotroph is an organism that produces its own food from light energy (photosynthesis). This pothos golden plant survives by photosynthesis, therefore, it is an autotroph. | Batesian mimicry: Batesian mimicry is when a harmless species mimic harmful species. This viceroy butterfly mimics a noxious tasting monarch butterfly.
6: Globular protein: Globular proteins are globe-shaped proteins that are soluble in aqueous solutions. The cut on my head contains hemoglobin, a protein in the red blood cell. Therefore, hemoglobin is an example of a globular protein. | C4 plant: A C4 plant is a plant that uses an additional method of CO2 uptake that makes a 4-carbon molecule as opposed to the regular 3-carbon molecules. C4 plants usually withstand hot temperatures and intense sunlight, like the grass in my yard.
7: Fibrous carbohydrates: Most vegetables serve as fibrous carbohydrates, containing massive amounts of fiber in each serving. These baby carrots are an example of a fibrous carbohydrate. | Conifer: Conifers are gymnosperms that bear cones. An example of a conifer is a pine cone tree, like the one in my front yard.
8: Connective tissue: Connective tissues make up parts of tendons, muscles, joints, cartilage, bone, etc. Providing structure for the human body is one of its main functions. The ear contains cartilage, a flexible connective tissue. | Deciduous leaves: Deciduous leaves come from trees that lose their leaves seasonally. When they fall, they usually turn different colors, like the leaf to the right.
9: Dry fruit with seed: This sun-dried banana slice has the seeds still intact in the center. | Tendril of a plant: A tendril is a threadlike stem or leaf of the plant that climbing plants used for support. In the plant in my backyard, the tendril is starting to curl as it came in contact with another stem during its growth.
10: Lepidoptera: Lepidopteras are an order of insects that include moths and butterflies. The moth on my backyard net is an example of a lepidoptera. | Exoskeleton: Exoskeletons protect certain animals from the outside of their body. Crabs have an outer shell that guards them from predators.
11: Keratin: Keratin is a fibrous protein that is essential in the making of human skin. Keratin is also found in hair and nails. | Lignin: Lignin is a chemical compound derived from wood. Lignin is also present in vascular plants, like this celery. It allows for the celery to make water.
12: Lipid used for energy storage: Tryigylcerides in lipids are a major form of energy storage. This oil is high of tryglycerides, which is an example of a lipid used for energy storage. | Mutualism: The mushrooms that grew after the rain in my neighborhood are an example of mutualism because the mushrooms provide nutrients for the plant that it grows on. In return, the plant allows for the mushroom to have a place to grow on.
13: Long-day plant: Long-day plants are plants that flower in the northern hemisphere in spring and summer, when days get longer. Lettuce is an example of a long-day plant. | Rhizome: A rhizome is a stem of a plant that is found underground. This ginger is the root of a plant called Zingiber officinale, and is an example of a rhizome.
14: Thorn of a plant: Plants have thorns so that it can protect itself from things that might eat it. The lime tree in my backyard has thorns. | Vascular tissue of a plant: Vascular tissue is a tissue found in vascular plants (plants that have lignified tissues). When a celery stalk is cut, you are able to see its vascular tissue.
15: Epithelial tissue: Epithelial tissue cover our skin and line our organs. Therefore, the skin around my hand is an example of epithelial tissue, or epithelium. | Insect: Insects are arthropods that have three parts to their body: a head, thorax, and an abdomen. This fruit fly in my house is an example of an insect.
16: Gymnosperm cone: A gymnosperm cone comes from a gymnosperm plant, a plant that produces seeds that develop on the surface of the scales or the leaves. This pine cone , which comes from a pine tree is an example of a gymnosperm cone. | Gymnosperm leaf: A gymnosperm leaf is a leaf of a gymnosperm tree. This leaf fell from a pine tree.
17: Myosin: Myosin is an ATP protein that are known for aiding in muscle contraction. Myosins help my friend flex his muscles. | Fruit (fleshy with seed): The inside of a fruit is called the flesh of the fruit. When a cherry is bitten, you are able to see the seed in the center as well as the flesh of the fruit.
18: K-strategist: A K-strategist are animals that successfully compete for resources and have a large body size, long life range, and production of few offspring. K-strategists include animals such as whales, elephants, and humans. | Fermentation: Fermentation is the process of converting carbs into carbon dioxide using yeast and bacteria. Bread is made through the process of fermentation
19: Littoral zone organism: The littoral zone is a part of a body of water that is close to the shore. These fish are an example of an organism that exists at the littoral zone. | Monocot plant with flowers and leaf: Monocots are flowers that have petals in the multiple of three and have long, skinny leaves. This flower is an example of a monocot.
20: Parenchyma cells in leaves: Parenchyma cells in leaves function during photosynthesis. This Vietnamese coriander plant in my house goes through photosynthesis to thrive. | Pollen: Pollen is a powder of a flower that produces the male gametes. This flower in my front yard contains pollen so that it can reproduce.
21: Prokaryote: Prokaryotes are cells that lack a nucleus. An example of a prokaryote is bacteria. The bacteria inside of dirt is an example of prokaryotes. However, the bacteria inside dirt helps to keep the dirt healthy. | Striated muscle fiber: Striated muscle fibers are cells in striated muscle tissue. The bicep is an example of a striated muscle, therefore, it has striated muscle fiber.