By: Jerome Carter
Common onions (Allium Cepa) are a widely cultivated food crop. Onions are part of the genus Allium, which includes a wide variety of other plants, several of which are used for food by people. In all there are more than 780 different species in the...
By: Evelyn Berger
A bacteria is a tiny, single-celled prokaryote microorganism. They have many shapes and external features, and are usually only a few micrometers long. Bacteria live almost everywhere on earth, from water to radioactive waste, and are some of the most persistent life forms known to...
By: Amelia Emery
Bacteria, known as prokaryotes, are microscopic single-celled organisms. They are found in abundance in every type of climate and environment on Earth as well as the intestines, mouths, skin, feathers, fur, or scales of other living organisms. Some are pathogenic and will cause illness while...
By: Tim Harry
Eagles are amongst the largest and most impressive of the birds seen in the sky today. They are perhaps not as large as the eagles depicted by Tolkein or in the adventures of Sinbad, but it is actually only in the recent past that eagles...
Reproduction of bacterial cells
By: Gioia Degenaars
Bacteria prokaryotes means they are very simple, single-celled organisms. The majority of their reproduction is done asexually via binary fission. This means that they simply double their genetic material and divide in half, much like cell division. The advantage to bacteria to reproduce in this...
The different kinds of bacteria
By: Gioia Degenaars
There are two major domains of bacteria: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria. Archaebacteria are an older, more ancient form of bacteria that have adapted to survive some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Eubacteria evolved from Archaebacteria. They are found just about everywhere except for harsh environments...
The different varieties of coreopsis flowers
By: Barbara Stanley
The Coreopsis (koh-ree-op-sis) or Tickseed is a member of the daisy family. The botanical name comes from the Greek koris, for bug and opsis for the seed's resemblance to ticks. Tickseed, the common name, is beloved for its foliage as much as the wide variety...
By: Erin Yorke
As in most civilized places on planet Earth, many of Britain's wildflowers have become threatened and rare. Some examples of rare field flowers of Britain include the field poppy (papaver rhoeas), fritillary (fritillaria meleagris), and corncockle (agrostemma githago). The field poppy is the same one...
By: Evelyn Berger
In the summer of 2007, 11-year old Steve Sellars went swimming in Orlando’s Lake Jessamine. A few days later he fell sick. His symptoms were flu-like at first, but over the next few days he developed hallucinations, ataxia and seizures. His parents rushed him...
Fresh water danger: Brain-Eating Amoeba
By: Lucille Boscombe
The death of three people in the Southern parts of America in the summer of 2011, caused the spotlight to be fixed on Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba, which was the cause of these tragic deaths. N. fowleri is a micro-organism which can be found...

 

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