Many people have heard the term 'morphological features "on Russian language lessons.
But not everyone knows that it is applicable to biology.
To deal with what exactly the signs of living organisms should be classified as morphological, you must first define the terms.
The morphological features of plants and animals
Let's start from the beginning. Science studies the morphology of the external and internal structure of living organisms or their groups (genera, species, groups). There are external and internal morphological features of living organisms. Internal morphology - is well known to all anatomy. One should not confuse the morphology, physiology, which studies the functions of various organs and systems of animals or plants.
It seems, in determining the morphology of nothingcomplex. But behind the apparent simplicity lies a huge amount of information. The morphology of animals combines several sciences: anatomy, histology, cytology and embryology. The same is true with plant morphology. It is for a number of morphological traits, we can carry the animal to a particular type, genus, or even detachment. This, for example, at the shoulder height, weight, coat color and eye, and the shape of the tail length, and other structural features.
By morphological features of plants include the shape and size of leaves, stem form, type of flower and fruit, and the like.
The morphology of the human
Like any living object, a person, toosubject to the general laws of biology. And in anthropology (the science that studies the human) is a special subsection on human morphology. This science is closely linked to rasovedeniem and engaged in the study of certain patterns of development and changes of certain features specific to different people. For example, the morphology of man can explain how the skull of a negro skull differs from European or identify patterns of change in skin color and hair, depending on the habitat of groups of people. Returning to the morphological characteristics, it can be said quite simply: this is what you look like - your height, hair and eye color, skin tone and body constitution.
Morphological features of soil
There is a common soil classification,it is also based on their morphological characteristics. Do not be surprised, because each type of soil can be described in terms of its external signs. In this case, scientists are taken as a basis for such morphological features as the structure, the power of soil and its individual horizons, painting, structure, addition, growths turn. And because the processes occurring in the soil, have a direct impact on all of these symptoms, studying the morphology of the soil, we can learn much about its origins and history.