The difference between biometrics and forensics
By: Debbie Wood - 477671
Fingerprint Recognition A fingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the preset method of verifying a match between two individual fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many ways biometrics is used to identify an individual and verify their identity. Fingerprint identification is the oldest biometric technique...
By: M E Skeel
Kinorhynchs are tiny marine worms that almost no one except invertebrate zoologists have even heard of, much less seen. Their common names are 'mud dragons' and spiny-headed worms. The name Kinorhynch means movable snout, which refers to the way they can pull in their heads...
Insects and their importance
By: M E Skeel
Because most of us don't eat insects, we tend to think they aren't that important except in negative ways, but in fact it could be argued that without insects we wouldn't even be here. Insects are of major importance in terrestrial ecosystems both as food...
What are Priapulids?
By: M E Skeel
Priapulids are worm-like pseudocoelomate invertebrates that appear in the fossil record some 500 million years ago in the Cambrian Period. They have survived virtually unchanged up to the present and so qualify as living fossils. There are only 16 living species of the phylum Priapula...
By: Janet Grischy
Apoptosis is a process leading to the death of a cell. The cell itself, surrounding cells, or the immune system bring about the death of a particular cell in order to protect the rest of the organism, or to promote its development. It differs from...
By: Janet Grischy
Butterflies, skippers, and moths are all members of the order Lepidoptera. Among them, moths have by far the largest numbers. There are five families of butterflies worldwide, one family of the closely related skippers, and 125 families of moths.Many people wonder how to tell...
What are the Onychophora?
By: M E Skeel
Velvet worms. Nice name, but what are they? Why are they in their own Phylum, the Onychophora? Where are they found and why have most people never heard of them, much less seen them? Velvet worms only occur in remnants of the ancient ecosystems such...
Extremophiles: Living organisms in extreme conditions
By: Janet Grischy
Extremophiles are proof of the toughness and variability of life. They are organisms found in conditions of cold, heat, pressure, dryness or darkness that are unendurable to humans. They can be found in hydrothermal vents deep beneath the oceans, in hot springs, in the dry...
By: M E Skeel
Most worms aren't pretty. Earthworms may be useful and important biologically but they aren't exactly photogenic Some are downright revolting: tapeworms, liver flukes, pin worms, round worms. There are so many sorts of worms that it has taken scientists a great deal of study to...
By: G E Barr
IMMUNITY IN THE CELL COMMUNITYIn 2004 it was reported that Orectolobus maculatus, a type of shark found in shallow waters of Australian territories and the China Sea, and better known as, Spotted Wobbegong Shark, was found to have a highly evolved immune system. The structure...

 

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