BIOLOGY SSS 2 SECOND TERM
- Students should be able to;
- State that adaptation may be a modification in response to environmental factors.
- Describe the availability of water as the principal factors for plants and animal distribution
- List examples of adaptation to environmental factors.
Evolutionary adaptation, or simply adaptation, is the adjustment of organisms to their environment to improve their chances at survival in that environment.
Organisms can adapt to an environment in different ways. They can adapt biologically, meaning they alter body functions. An example of biological adaptation can be seen in the bodies of people living at high altitudes, such as Tibet. Tibetans thrive at altitudes where oxygen levels are up to 40 per cent lower than at sea level. Breathing air that thin would cause most people to get sick, but Tibetans’.... View More
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