Welcome to the amazing world of adaptations, where speciesaincluding humansadevelop fascinating new capabilities to ensure a competitive edge in their environment, or in some cases, survival itself. Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World is a wide-ranging catalog of the most important of those adaptationsafrom photosynthesis to the the peculiar qvampireq-like behavior of the tiny life form called the prion. The seven chapters in the Encyclopedia cover the key survival challenges all organisms face. Entries within those chapters cover specific adaptations from all forms of life, including animals, plants, bacteria, algae, fungi, and viruses. For each adaptation, the book also describes a related technological breakthrough in the human world, showing how engineers today study natural processes to help them develop new inventions.When the virus is inhaled into the nose, individual virus cells attach themselves to a particular part of the nasal cells called the ICAM-1 receptor. Once the virus has docked with the receptor on the outer cell membrane it can enter the cell itself. Inside the cell, the virus hijacks the host cella#39;s own machinery to replicate itself many times over. Eventually, the ... From here they can enter the next host when a snail living near the pool or stream ingests the infected water. Once in the snaila#39;sanbsp;...
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2009-12-09|