Plant profiles: Labrador tea
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Labrador tea comes from a plant that grows in the northern regions of Canada in the Newfoundland and Labrador provinces. Hence it's name. There are three types of Labrador Tea. They are Northern Labrador Tea, Bog Labrador Tea and Western Labrador Tea. Interestingly enough in...
How plants absorb nutrients
By: Sammy Stein
Most people understand that plants, being the wondrous organisms that they are, make sucrose from water and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and that oxygen is released as a bi-product. Yet, for many functions at different stages in the life cycle of a plant, other nutrients...
How does the great white shark capture its prey?
By: Rob Gray
The great white shark is the undisputed ruler of the seas. Once it reaches adulthood, a great white shark will face a significant threat only from humans. In order to make it to the top, a predator must have an effective hunting method. As juveniles...
Reproduction cycle of Asian elephants
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Asian elephant, much like the African elephant is struggling as a species with reproduction issues. So many of the world's Asian elephants are in captivity in wild life preserves or in zoos. The Asian elephant does not reproduce well in captivity. At the rate...
Botanical families: Lily family
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The lily family is a family of monocotyledons (one of two major groups of flowering plants). They have one seed leaf. Most lilies have parallel veins but some of them have net venation (the veins in the leaf) and flowers that are arranged in groups...
By: Sean Quinn - 564552
"White-top sedge" can refer to either of two similar sedges that grow commonly in marshes, pine woods, and savannahs of the southeastern United States. They were once both referred to by the scientific name dichromena colorata, but now each is classified as a separate genus...
By: Dorothy Hoffman
Big-headed ants (Pheidole megacephala) are not insects with attitude problems, though their invasive behavior, threatening native ant populations, has earned them a place in the top 100 of the World’s Worst invasive species. The big-head workforce is divided into two groups: major and minor...
Bryophytes vs tracheophytes: An explanation
By: Perry McCarney
The most basic distinction between plant species, all species that are part of the plant kingdom defined by the taxonomic system as Plantae, is that of either tracheophyte or bryophyte. Every terrestrial (land-based) plant species currently extant (existing) in today's world is one or the...
The importance of acid phosphatase in plants
By: Melody Clearwater
Biochemistry is one of today’s fastest growing fields in science today. The study of Biochemistry helps us understand living organisms better by learning about metabolic pathways, how DNA works to make proteins, and about protein function. The development and advancement of many different laboratory...
By: Perry McCarney
All angiosperms are tracheophytes, but not all tracheophytes are angiosperms. We group plant species together in a multitude of ways based on specific physiological (function) and/or anatomical (form) characteristics; tracheophytes and angiosperms are names given to two of those groupings. It should be realized that...

 

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