GCSE AQA B1- Adaptions for survival

Jess Clarke
Mind Map by Jess Clarke, updated more than 1 year ago
Jess Clarke
Created by Jess Clarke about 5 years ago


A mind map of how organisms are adapted to survive.

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GCSE AQA B1- Adaptions for survival
1 Living in Difficult conditions
1.1 Plants
1.1.1 long roots
1.1.2 Small or no leaves smaller suface area= less water evaporating
1.1.3 Tissues that can store water
1.2 Animals
1.2.1 Must be able to manage long time without water E.g. camels can hold over 20 litres of water stored of fat in their humps
1.2.2 Desert animals have large ears large surface area= helps animal lose more body heat
1.2.3 Animals that live in cold places often have very thick fur and layers of fat Fur is often white for camoflage
1.3 Plants and animals both have thorns, poisons and warning colours to deter predators
2 Extremophiles
2.1 These organisms live in very difficult enviroments
2.2 These are often microorganisms
2.3 Most organisms wouldn't survive in conditions such as high temps and high pressure
2.4 They have very stable protein molecules to survive
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