MICROBIOLOGY

THE ENVIRONMENT

Our planet is a relatively young, approximately 20 million year old planet, when being compared to others. Yet, life thrives here. We find life in the depths of the sea, to the tips of our mountain tops. However, no one knows for sure how it actually began. Biologist try to sum up how life began by first taking into consideration the range of characteristics that all living things share. These characteristics include the ability to use energy, the ability to take in raw materials and the ability to get rid of waste. Life on Fe-o-tus is believed to have started in the oceans. In the ocean, the first forms of life were extremely simple and probably appeared through a series of random chemical reactions.

EARLY LIFE FORMS

These hair like arms are clusters of single celled organisms called Nanyms. They make their food by using sunlight and are the oldest living things found on Fe-o-tus. These cells were originally developed underwater.  They were found by ocean scientist fossilized. They are the origin of all the living plants and animals on this planet. 

DEVELOPMENT AND ADAPTATIONS

As the cells adapted from the basis of all life form on Fe-o-tus, the Nanyms. They became tolerant of the harsh natural environment. The first to mutate from Nanyms were the Bisonyms. These were the first life forms to be able to protect themselves with membranes and walls that enabled them to develop without dispersing. The next adaptation was the fungnyms. These advanced cells were able to absorb less developed cells, thus increasing their strength. Furthermore, the protonyms were able to separate when becoming too large and still remain independent.

REPRODUCE AND SURVIVE

Organisms reproduce by binary fission. this is were they split in two. During this process one individual becomes two new individuals. Organisms that reproduce in this fashion, are so basic, that it can continue indefinitely. When organisms are more complicated, the process becomes more specific. The fission process occurred during the hottest month on Fe-o-tus. If temperatures do not reach the high 80's, it is impossible for fission to occur. Thus, much of the reproducing takes place on top of the seas.

SENSES AND BEHAVIOUR

Scientist from Fe-o-tus have discovered something unusual, when the lava from the volcanoes has an extremely large flow going into the ocean it occurs. When the gases mix with the ocean water, these precise chemicals allow for a rapid growth in organisms. As the chemicals combine, organisms seem to naturally migrate to this area, thus making it more populated. On the other hand, when this does not occur for a long time, the opposite an be said. Organisms seem to dwindle and become more scarce. 

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