The value of poisonous plants
By: James Johnson
Poisonous plants? What are they and do they have any value. Why not eradicate everything poisonous from the woods and the planet? It would certainly make things simpler, but would it make them better? Let's look at the value of some poisonous plants! Some people...
By: Elizabeth M Young
We are of the species "Homo Sapiens". Our genome refers to all of the genes that our species possesses. The genome can be likened to a "blueprint" of our physical structure. The genome contains all of the genes, or the data needed, to build a...
By: Janet Grischy
Butterflies, Lepidoptera, undergo complete metamorphosis. They begin as eggs, hatch into caterpillars, then hang in chrysalises and transform into the adult stage, the imago. A caterpillar is utterly different from an adult. It eats different food, inhabits a different niche, and looks so different that...
The structure and function of cellulose in plant cells
By: Tom Brend
Cellulose is an organic compound essential to plants. Cellulose is a non-branched polysaccharide, meaning the compound is a linear, chemically bound chain of sugar molecules, more exactly beta-glucose, and a constitutional form of glucose. The chemical sum formula is (C6 H10 O5 )n where...
The best books for learning about animal behavior
By: Charlotte Mielziner
Books on animal behavior abound in libraries. Whether for children, university students or curious minded readers, there is a choice for everyone. They may be found in the biology, psychology and even self help sections. There are several that have stood the test of peer...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Jennifer Vensel
The difference between nature and nurture is an age-old scientific debate dealing with animals. Have you ever had a dog or cat, or even looked at someone else's dog or cat and wondered is that animal that way naturally or are they trained? You...
By: Darian Peters
The phylum annelida is made up of a great variety of different species of segmented worms. Indeed there are over 17,000 such annelid species currently known. This includes very familiar examples such as the common earthworm and the leech, as well as many more...
By: Ronnie Reese
Fish that Walk You've probably always thought that fish just behave themselves and use their fins to swim in order to get from place to place. Well, most fish do just that. However, when our wonderful Creator created fish on the 5th day, not only...
By: Darian Peters
Bacteria are potentially pathogenic single-celled microorganisms that can also be found in forms that are free living as well as some that are of positive benefit to other organisms or at least benign in their interactions. They come in a variety of morphologies or shapes...
By: Darian Peters
There are a vast number of species of the unicellular organisms known as bacteria. They can inhabit any habitat on the planet from the soil to radioactive waste, for example, and make up much of the planet's biomass. Some of them can be pathogenic to...

 

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