Structure and Adaptation of the Bee Name Institution Date Structure and Adaptation of the Bee One of the world’s unappreciated organism is the bee. My home is in central Texas. This is a hilly area. Several rivers flow down through the hills. The climate here happens to be a semi-arid one with summers being hot and winters being cool. As a result the area experiences great and fast changes in temperatures during these seasons. It sees a decline in temperature to 50-60 degrees in twelve hours. Usually much precipitation is experienced from April- September. A lot of natural and human-made resources are in Texas. From minerals like petroleum limestone and iron to farming produce and flowers. Natural forests provide a good habitat to a lot of organisms among them the bee. There are over 3 000 species of bees in North America. These include the bumblebees which are yellow by becoming hairy on their bodies to carry pollen with them and growing long tongues to reach nectar in flowers. On the other hand plants evolved by producing complex flowers that hide nectar far inside so that bees can struggle to reach and in so doing become more efficient in pollinating them. If a bee was to be taken to another environment I am certain it would survive given the environment has a flourishing flora full of sweet-scented flowers. However the bee would not survive in polar or arctic environments where flowers aren’t seen. Its system will fail and finally die. References Retrieved from http://d2r5da613aq50s.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/248636.image0.jpg Retrieved from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f9/d8/cf/f9d8cf8cd9c2d08c6986dff67c0ee2f2.jpg Ch06. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/docrep/t0104e/T0104E06.htm Goulson D. (2014 April 25). The Beguiling History of Bees [Excerpt]. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-beguiling-history-of-bees-excerpt/ Pollination. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.canr.msu.edu/nativeplants/pollination/ Why Bees Are Important to Our Planet - One Green Planet. (2014 December 17). Retrieved from https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-bees-are-important-to-our-planet/ [...]
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.