Photosynthetic plant cell structure
By: Tami Port MS
Plants are eukaryotes, composed of cells that have a nucleus, and membrane-bound organelles. But plants have a few different features than animal cells. Here's a summary.Unlike animals, plants are photoautotrphs. “Photo” means that they can capture sunlight energy. “Autotroph” means that plants...
What is hermaphrodism
By: Genevee Swanagan
Growing up in Chicago I remember Riverview Park. It was an Amusement Park that to us was overwhelming fun. It was so popular that there were commercials about the park and it would not be unusual for you to find your classmates on these ads...
An introduction to phytoplankton
By: Judith Willson
Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced not by the rainforests but by tiny marine organisms. Phytoplankton collectively form the main lungs of the planet, although their importance was only realised recently. Phytoplankton are commonly known as algae and are single celled, photosynthesising...
Extinct mammals: Archaeolemur
By: Michael Smoker
Archaeolemur is a genus of two species of lemur that became extinct around 1,100 to 900 years ago. With fossils found copiously in present-day Madagascar, the archaeolemur was a quadruped lemur adaptation that divided its time between the ground and the tree branches and...
How to recognize poison sumac
By: Michael Smoker
Poison sumac is a shrub or small tree that grows in water-oversaturated soil, primarily in swamps and marshes. All parts of the poison sumac plant are toxic to the touch, causing a severe rash, and the smoke from burning poison sumac can be fatal if...
Molting process of emperor scorpions
By: Sylvia Harrison
The Molting Process of Emperor Scorpions Emperor scorpions are one of the larger species of scorpions. Some grow to be eight inches long. Born in litters by the mother scorpion they will undergo several periods of growth before reaching adulthood themselves. They live well in...
Christmas 2010: Hottest new biology books for teens
By: Michael Garcia - 600658
Biology is such an interesting subject that even teens can be interested in it. And rightly so, as there are recent books available this Christmas holiday for kids and teens to choose from. Let’s start from the top and work our way down on...
How the Fongoli chimps of Senegal are redefining animal behavior
By: Michael Smoker
The Fongoli chimps are a tribe of about forty chimpanzees that belong to the Savannah chimpanzee population of western Senegal and eastern Mali. They are so named because their territory covers about twenty-four square kilometers near the Fongoli River. Unlike Central African chimpanzees, which spend...
Plant profiles: Glacier lily
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Glacier Lilies are a wild flower. They are native to north America and grown mainly from California to Alberta and over to New Mexico.They are usually found slopes, in clearings and mountain meadows. They grow in the sub-alpine zone. That is the zone just...
By: Dr. Dinusha Dharmaratna
Seagrass and importance Seagrasses are angiosperms and perform a wide spectrum of biological, physical, ecological, social and commercial functions in the marine environment. Seagrass ecosystems play an important role in nutrient cycling and in the food web. Seagrass ecosystems provide nursery grounds for many commercial...

 

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