Exchange and transport

Stephen Cole
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Stephen Cole
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A-Level Biology (Exchange and transport (unit 2)) Mind Map on Exchange and transport, created by Stephen Cole on 03/29/2014.

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Exchange and transport
1 Gas exchange
1.1 Principles
1.1.1 Large SA: volume ratio
1.1.2 Thin, permeable exchange surface
1.1.3 Conflicts with need for water conservation
1.2 Fish
1.2.1 Structure of gills Gill filaments and lamellae Maximised surface area
1.2.2 Countercurrent flow Concentration gradient of oxygen along entire gill lamella Maximal diffusion of oxygen into blood
1.3 Plants
1.3.1 Stomata on lower surface of leaf Oxygen out, carbon dioxide in Photosynthesis
1.3.2 Spongy mesophyll cells have air spaces Greater SA: volume ratio
1.4 Insects
1.4.1 Waterproof exoskeleton prevents water loss Spiracles allow diffusion of gases in and out Open and close to ventilate tracheae
1.4.2 Tracheae - tubes for movement of oxygen through insect All body cells within short diffusion pathway of tracheae Thin walls - short diffusion pathway
1.4.3 No mass transport system - limits insect size
2 Circulatory system
2.1 Structure of blood vessels
2.1.1 Elastic layer Stretches during systole does NOT "expand/contract" Recoils during diastole Smooths out blood flow
2.1.2 Muscle layer Contracts/expands Controls volume of lumen Thickest in arterioles - constrict blood flow into capillaries
2.1.3 Valves Mainly in veins Lower blood pressure Prevent back flow
2.2 Tissue fluid
2.2.1 Exchanges materials between blood and cells
2.2.2 Hydrostatic pressure forces it out of capillaries Diffusion into and out of tissues occurs
2.2.3 Returned to circulatory system Reabsorption into capillaries Plasma proteins lower blood water potential Hydrostatic pressure and osmosis Drainage into lymph
2.3 Hepatic artery/vein: to and from the liver
2.4 Renal artery/vein: to and from kidneys
3 Water movement through plants
3.1 Through roots
3.1.1 Water enters root hair cells by osmosis
3.1.2 Active transport of minerals into cortex Water enters cortex by osmosis
3.1.3 Water moves through cortex Symplast Osmosis Water moves through cytoplasm/vacuoles Passes between cells via plasmodesmata Apoplast Cohesion between water molecules Water moves through cell walls No membranes to cross Stops at endodermis Waterproof Casparian strips
3.2 Up stems
3.2.1 Active transport of salts from roots to xylem Water enters by osmosis Root pressure forces water up stem
3.2.2 Cohesion between water molecules Continuous stream of water Water under tension/negative pressure Diameter of xylem decreases
3.3 Transpiration
3.3.1 Xerophytes Thin leaves Few stomata Thicker waxy cuticles/epidermal layers
3.3.2 Water evaporates from mesophyll cells Diffuses out via stomata Water enters leaves from xylem by osmosis
3.3.3 Factors Temperature (+) Light (+) Humidity (-) Wind (+)
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