What are the characteristics that unite all living organisms

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Give an example of how structure is related to function in living things please!

If us humans had our ears below our feet we wouldn't hear a thing! It is thus important to have a good outwards structure that can be useful

How can an ecosystem support a variety of organisms in a rainforest

I'm not sure what kind of answer you're looking for, but due to the great amount of sunlight, there's lots of energy in rainforests. That energy is stored in plant vegetation, which gets eaten by animals. The canopy of the rainforest also provides many places for animals to live and plants to grow. It also provides interactions between species. For example, there are some plants in the canopy called bromeliads. Frogs and some other animals use these for hunting & laying their eggs.

Which of these is not a basic need of all organisms? A. air B. food C. water D. soil

Which of these is not a basic need of all organisms?

The four basic needs of all living things are sunlight, air, water and food.

Answer:D.soil

Bats, birds, and humans are vertebrates. Birds and bats have wings that help them fly, and humans don’t have wings. But if you looked at the bone structure of all three organisms, you’d notice similarities in the arrangement of their bones. What can you infer from this information? A)Birds, bats, and humans share a common ancestor. B)Birds and bats have evolved from humans. C)Birds, bats, and humans are mammals. D)Humans are more related to birds than to bats. E)Birds are more related to bats than to humans.

The correct answer is A because not all mammals have a similar bone structure, bats and birds have not evolved from us... we evolved from monkeys, humans are actually more related to monkeys rather than bats and birds, and E doesn't really explain anything, but A, 'birds, bats and humans share a common ancestor is correct. It's an accurate answer, it makes sense, and it is true, birds bats and humans do share a common ancestor.


The arms of humans and the flippers of dolphins have a similar bone structure. So, they’re _______ organs. The legs of a kangaroo and the legs of a jumping spider allow both organisms to jump. However, spiders are invertebrates, and kangaroos are vertebrates. This difference makes their legs ______ structures. 1)A. analogous B. homologous C. vestigial 2)A. analogous B. homologous C. vestigial

Answer:

1)  B. homologous

2) A. analogous

Explanation:

The arms of humans and the flippers of dolphins are homologous organs as both are made of the same pentadactyle pattern of bone structure, but their function is different. Arms of humans perform the function of holding things and the flippers of dolphins are used for swimming. The legs of a kangaroo and the legs of a jumping spider are analogous organs because both organs are dissimilar in origin but perform the same function. They use for jumping.


What happens to the other organisms in a food chain when an organism in the middle of the food chain is lost?

The organisms above will either die or will find a new prey from the lower chain. Organisms below will increase in number, unless a new predator appears or disease will set in

Why is carbon so abundant in living things when oxygen is the most abundant element

Carbon is so abundant in living things when oxygen is the most abundant element on Earth because carbon atoms can bond with one another to make chains and cyclic structures whereas oxygen atoms cannot form chains or cyclic structures

What led Darwin to believe that organisms originate from a common ancestor?

Answer and explanation;

-The belief that organisms originate from a common ancestor was much of the basis that the theory of natural selection was based on. Evidence of animals sharing the same trait, even though for some it appears to have no benefit to them, appears to have been at the root of this belief.

Charles Darwin was the first scientist to publish a coherent theory of Evolution by Natural selection. He wasn't the first to intuitively suspect that species evolved from a common ancestor, but he was the first to publish a coherent theory and bring forth evidence for it.


Explain how living things interact

Um well they would come to an area and you know

How tall is the average adult woman in the United States?

The average height and weight of women varies around the world, but in the United States in 2010, the average adult female height was 63.8 inches(approximately 5 feet 4 inches) and 166.2 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

True or false: a limiting factor is any biotic or abiotic factor that promotes the existence, numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms.

It is false that a limiting factor is any biotic or abiotic factor that promotes the existence, numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms. As a matter of fact, it restricts it, not promotes.

How are viruses different from other living organisms?

Viruses are not alive that is how they are different. They are not cells and don't use their energy to adapt to their surroundings.