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Adaptations in Animals

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Explain how physical and chemical laws affect a living organism. Explain ow an organism has evolved to adapt to its physical or chemical environment. Then answer: who do you think physical and chemical laws relate functions to structures and vice versa?

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Living organism shows two basic properties (1) adaptability leading to (2) adaptation. The term adaptability is applied to the power of orientation of organisms to new environmental conditions, which all animals possess to a limited extent to various environmental changes. Mammals, for instance, are adaptable to various climatic conditions. Adaptation, on other hand, is a permanent moulding in organisms over a length of time. Certain morphological and physiological changes are initiated which enable them to survive within the jurisdiction of a particular environmental conditions.
Evolutionary history of animals gives a large number of instances of adaptive changes due to changing environmental conditions. Fishes are the primary aquatic vertebrate which shows all the basics adaptation to the primal aquatic home. From fishes the amphibian, the first tetrapod evolved. Having appeared on land they had to modify to new environment ...

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Living organism shows two basic properties (1) adaptability leading to (2) adaptation. The term adaptability is applied to the power of orientation of organisms to new environmental conditions, which all animals possess to a limited extent to various environmental changes. Mammals, for instance, are adaptable to various climatic conditions. Adaptation, on other hand, is a permanent moulding in organisms over a length of time. Certain morphological and physiological changes are initiated which enable them to survive within the jurisdiction of a particular environmental conditions. This solution is 550 words.

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