Structure and Functions of Organs

Identify an organism that lives within 50 miles of your home.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about how the organism has adapted to survive in their specific environment. Include the following points in your paper:

Briefly describe the environment (temperature, landscape, food sources, etc.) and describe the organism’s role in the environment. Determine which organism your chosen organism would be most closely related to using a phylogenetic tree.

Identify the structures and functions of the main organs found in your selected organism.

Explain how the organism has evolved physiologically to become suited to its environment.

Explain how things would change if the organism were to be transplanted to a significantly different environment:

Would their organ system still be as efficient? Why or why not?

Would the organism survive in this new environment? Why or why not?

Include the diagram and other appropriate pictures in your paper and make sure to provide a full reference for the images in your reference section.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines including references and in-text citations. Your paper should include a well written introduction and conclusion. Use only academic research sources.




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Polar bear

Polar bears are organisms which are well adapted to living in the polar regions of the earth. These areas are Antarctica and arctic regions. These places are usually icy with temperatures going as low as -40 t0 -46 degree Celsius. These regions are almost covered with ice in most times of the year. It is only in the summer season when the ice reduces. The ice decreases because of the warm temperatures which are usually accompanied by this season. Polar Regions are covered with vast extensive ice and usually have no vegetation.

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