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A tropical rain forest is a forest that is located in a region that is warm year round with tall trees. On average, between 50 to 260 inches of rain falls in a tropical rain forest each year. More »

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Tropical rainforests serve as homes to many plants, including bromeliads, epiphytes, buttress roots, lianas, orchids, figs and saprophytes, along with several carnivorous plants. Tropical rainforests house over two-third... More »

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Biology-Online defines a consumer as a living thing that cannot make its own food, and must eat (or consume) other living things to survive. In the context of a tropical rainforest, all of the animals living within the r... More »

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There are many abiotic factors present in the temperate deciduous forest, but some of the most common are rocks, climate, soil, sunlight, rain and temperature. The abiotic factors of an ecosystem are all the nonliving th... More »

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Some medicines that come from the rain forest include theophylline, vincristine and Mevacor. Plants in the rain forest contain compounds that are used to treat dozens of diseases and disorders, including malaria, bronchi... More »

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