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A unicellular organism is any life form that is composed of a single cell; they live and carry out all life processes as a single cell. Based on their complexity, unicellular organisms can be placed in one of two categor... More »

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There are various examples of unicellular plants, and some of them include bacteria, some types of algae such as diatoms and amoeba. Unicellular organisms are simpler and smaller than the multicellular organisms, and the... More »

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Humans, dogs, lions, fish and any other living being are all examples of organisms. By definition, an organism is any contiguous living system or being. Even plants are examples of organisms. More »

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A heterotroph is any organism, including carnivores, omnivores and herbivores, that cannot produce its own food through solar energy and must feed off another life form. In the food chain, heterotrophs represent the cons... More »

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In the trophic structure, classification of organisms in an ecosystem occurs through the energy source and consumption of food by an organism. The trophic structure represents the relationship between species and food so... More »

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When writing the scientific names for organisms, which are written in Latin, the name for the organism must contain two parts. The first part, genus name, is written in italics and is capitalized. The second part, epithe... More »

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A decomposer is an organism that feeds on dead organisms and the waste products of other organisms. Decomposers help nutrients cycle back into the ecosystem. Some examples of decomposers are insects, earthworms and bacte... More »

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