By: Barnabas Stinson
Osmosis is essentially the diffusion of water. Diffusion is a process that happens naturally when a certain fluid (liquid or gas) is in a higher concentration in one place than it is in another. The fluid tends to move from the area of higher concentration...
By: Paul Wallis
GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE NEED FOR A NEW SCIENCE: PROGNOSTIC MUTAGENICS.Genetic engineering is the biggest scientific breakthrough since the invention of fire. The living machine of DNA is finally something we can use. Production capacity which dwarfs the industrial revolution is only a few...
By: C. Hayes
Counting sheep is a collection of short stories that all loosely share one general theme, Desert Bighorn Sheep. Most of these stories are set in Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge during the annual sheep count. Despite these restrictions, the contributing authors had no apparent difficulty funneling...
By: C. Hayes
IntroductionFungi are important components of many model systems in evolutionary ecology. Some members of all four phyla of Eumycota have the capacity to form symbiotic associations with diverse and often phylogenetically distant organisms. These relationships span the continuum of mutualism to parasitism and thus they...
By: Sarah Downie
Proteins make up about 50 percent of the plasma membrane's mass. The proteins in the membrane can occur in two forms - integral (intrinsic) proteins and peripheral (extrinsic) proteins.Channel proteins are integral proteins that allow specific molecules and ions to pass through the membrane...
By: Kimberley A. Willis
A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed from animal to human. It includes parasitic diseases, viruses and bacterial diseases. Some of the world's deadliest diseases are zoonotic diseases. West Nile Virus, the bird flu, and mad cow disease are some zoonotic diseases...
By: The Muffinman
Or society has become a society of choice. We can choose the color and design of our houses and cars. We choose a myriad of options when it comes to buying a newcomputer, cell phone, or even a t-shirt. Our lives are run by the...
By: Paul Wallis
HUMAN CLONING AND HUMAN HYBRIDS- A FEW POINTSIf there's one certainty on this Earth at the moment, it's that some delightful person will try cloning a human being.Whoopee! The world's first truly illegal human! There's a healthy precedent.The fact is that a cloned...
By: C. Hayes
Mutualistic interactions between species are essential for the survival and persistence of many native plants; however, their consideration in restoration efforts is often overlooked (Handel 1997). These interactions provide vital services to wildlife such as the basics: food, shelter, and/or favorable microsites (Handel 1997; Maestre...
By: C. Hayes
Ants impose heavy selection pressures on both plants and animals in their local community. Formicidae is an abundant and diverse arthropod family that has expanded to exploit nearly every lifestyle available to creatures of their size and is comprised of seed predators, carnivores, nectar feeders...

 

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