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BIO 101 Week 4 Individual Assignment Structure and Functions of Organs

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BIO 101 Week 4 Individual Assignment Structure and Functions of Organs


Instructions: Identify an organism that lives within 50 miles of your home.


Include a diagram of your chosen organism with its main organs/structures labeled.  You may also include other appropriate images in your paper.  Make sure to cite all images and provide a corresponding APA-formatted reference entry in your reference section.


Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about how the organism has adapted to survive in their specific environment. Include the following points in your paper:   

  • Briefly describe the environment (temperature, landscape, food sources, etc.) and describe the organism's role in the environment. Determine which organism your chosen organism be most closely related to using a phylogenetic tree.
  • Identify the structures and functions of the main organs found in your selected organism.
  • Explain how the organism has evolved physiologically to become suited to its environment.
  • Explain how things would change if the organism were to be transplanted to a significantly different environment:
  • Would their organ system still be as efficient? Why or why not?    
  • Would the organism survive in this new environment? Why or why not?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines including references and in-text citations. Your paper should include a well written introduction and conclusion. Use only academic research sources.


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