By: M E Skeel
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi, so the question is really: are fungi plants? This is a vexing question and has led to fungi being placed in their own kingdom. At a cellular level, fungi and true plants share an important common characteristic. They...
By: Robert A. Campbell
Simply put, biochemists study the molecules of life. The discipline grew out of a combination of organic chemistry and biology, as scientists in both of these fields became more aware of the importance of the chemical processes taking place within organisms.Organic chemistry is devoted...
By: Indira Ananthakrishnan
No one can refute that science is playing a major role in our daily lives. Science has seen new inventions and techniques that help us in our everyday life. No one would have agreed that we can amplify our desired segment of DNA into millions...
What biochemists study
By: Andrea Mahr
Biochemists study biochemistry, which is the chemistry of living organisms.* To go a little further back in history: biochemistry is a relatively new science.*In former times, "organic" chemistry was thought to be the chemistry of living organisms, and exclusively possible within living organisms...
Evolution versus thermal conductivity
By: Jordan Cropper
In the universe, a large amount of liberated energy (that is, energy not tied up as matter), exists as heat. Most energy eventually filters down to heat, after being transformed through all its various states. For example, if I use the chemical energy stored in...
Pregnant Men Pregnant Man
By: Gary Piquette
The Pregnant Man in the 21st CenturyThe idea of a man becoming pregnant and delivering a baby has been discussed for ages, and even with science and medicine advancing rapidly in the last several decades, a biological man still has not delivered a baby. The...
Information about tape worms (Platyhelminthes Cestoda)
By: are-peace
All tapeworms belong to the phylum platyhelminthes in the class cestoda. The class cestoda consists of about 5000 species. All are endoparasitic tapeworms. Most of them need at least 2 hosts. The definitive hosts of the adult tapeworms are usually vertebrates while the intermediate hosts...
The life cycle of a moss explained
By: Patricia Smith - 509608
Mosses are small plants that grow in cushiony green tufts in moist, shady places. Most people are familiar with the tiny-leafed moss gametophyte, but the sporophyte is not as obvious.In moss, the gametophyte and sporophyte phases exist as separate organisms. For the rest of...
The permanence of extinction
By: Joseph Malek
Many things can kill the living plants and/or animals that reside on land or within the many bodies of water on our Earth. Such was the case for nearly all of the prehistoric animals and plants that were alive as far back as 65 million...
By: Sammy Stein
In the plant kingdom is our future - this is not some far-fetched wacky point of view but a fact. Plants hae always been the source of life for us. They are the first organisms to harvest energy from the sun, they form the base...

 

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