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Drought

Event Card
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Play: Place this card on any ocean or freshwater based SPECIES card

Effect: The SPECIES card is IMMEDIATELY discarded.

Graphic by Keeling Labwww3.botany.ubc.ca/keeling/
Drought is an extended time when a region receives a deficiency in its water supply, whether atmospheric,surface or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.[1]Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on […] read more

Cosmarium

Desmidiales order
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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2 POINTS

Play: Cosmarium is considered an AUXOTROPH

Fact: Desmids tend to assume highly symmetrical and attractive shapes.

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Graphic by Keeling Labwww3.botany.ubc.ca/keeling/
In taxonomy, Cosmarium is a genus of algae, specifically of the Desmidiaceae.[1] In this complex genus the cells are very variable. All are constricted in the middle.[2] (From:Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Micrasterias

Micrasterias genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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2 POINTS

Play: Micrasterias is considered an AUXOTROPH

Fact: Micraserias is a type of green algae, and always has shapes that exhibit bilaterial symmetry.

Graphic by Keeling Labwww3.botany.ubc.ca/keeling/
Micrasterias is a unicellular green alga of the Desmidiales order. Micrasterias, commonly known as green alga, is a eukaryotic, unicellular organism, and species vary in size reaching up to hundreds of microns. Micrasterias displays a bilateral symmetry, with two mirror image semi-cells joined by a narrow isthmus containing the nucleus of the organism. This dual […] read more

Closterium

Desmidiales order
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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2 POINTS

Play: Closterium is considered an AUXOTROPH

Fact: Desmids tend to assume highly symmetrical and attractive shapes.

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Graphic by Keeling Labwww3.botany.ubc.ca/keeling/
In taxonomy, Closterium is a genus of algae, specifically of the family Closteriaceae.[1] (From: Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Climate Change

Event Card
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Play: Place this card on top of any SPECIES card.

Effect: The SPECIES card is IMMEDIATELY discarded. In the same action, this EVENT card then moves to an adjacent SPECIES card. A game of rock-paper-scissors determines whether this 2nd SPECIES card is also discarded. Continue moving the EVENT card and removing SPECIES cards until your opponent wins at rock-paper-scissors. This card can only be played once per game.

Graphic by Keeling Labwww3.botany.ubc.ca/keeling/
  Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer […] read more

Ciliophrys

Heliozea type
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 3
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7 POINTS

Play: Ciliophrys has a MOVE of 1,and is considered a EUKARYOTROPH

Fact: Heliozoa is a type of amoeba that is spherical with stiff prjections (axopods) radiating outwards from its body.

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Graphic by Keeling Labwww3.botany.ubc.ca/keeling/