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    An “Adaptation” is a characteristic or feature that helps the organism to survive.

    For the Xerophyte (a type of cactus) it’s adaptations include:
    • Spikes- the spikes stop herbivores from eating them as they offer protection
    • Green colour- allows for photosynthesis (the chlorophyll is green and allows energy from the sun to be absorbed)
    • Varied shapes a sizes- maximise the amount of water stored (i.e. they can survive on very little water)

    Hope this helps :-)
 
 
 

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