UGEB2361 L1 Biochemical and evolutionary foundations of life

Giraffes’ necks are lengthened for reaching leaves
Lamarck believed that giraffes stretched their necks to reach food. Their offspring and later generations inherited the resulting long necks.
Jackrabbits (北美洲長耳大野兔): long ears for dissipating heat in hot desert
Arctic hares (北極野兔) have usually short ears to conserve body heat
The poisonous mushroom Amanita phalloides (毒鵝膏) can produce α-amanitin

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