What minnows actually are
By: Nick Pardy
Many of us grew up catching little fish called "minnows". But what are minnows? Baby trout or maybe some other young freshwater fish? Or maybe even salmon spawn? Not quite. Minnows are actually a small freshwater fish that belongs to the carp family. They belong...
Asian elephant: Social behaviors
By: Lacie Miller
Elephants are mammals that have huge personalities to go along with their enormous body size. The actions and behaviors of these creatures have a lot to do with the individual, and that goes for both African of Asian elephants. Here, we are going to...
Importance of vascular tissue in plants
By: Maria_Williams
Vascular tissue is a complex type of tissue found in plants, which allows nutrients and water to be transported throughout the plant via two main transporting tissues – the phloem and the xylem. This conduction of water and nutrients enables plants to grow healthily with...
By: Amanda Mittra
The vascular tissue in plants are a major, continuous and unified system in a plant right from the root tip to the upper-most leaf. It's importance cannot be more justified as it performs the function of conduction of matter from one end of the plant...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The term krummholtz refers to trees showing deformity in some way. Often, they have branches that curve usually in a specific wind direction. The dwarf forest of the treeline is not necessarily one made of trees unless the trees also show deformity, not all do...
General description of Psilotum species
By: Maria_Williams
Psilotum, more commonly known as whisk ferns due to the nature of their appearance and their use in the making of brooms in the past, is a genus of fern-like vascular plants. This "vascular" description implies that the plants that fall within this genus have...
Botany: How to make laboratory drawings
By: Maria_Williams
Making accurate and detailed drawings of the specimens you observe in the laboratory is a necessary part of any course in botany or biology. Every student of botany should have a lab book that will generally consist of a number of lined pages for writing...
General features of Equisetum species
By: Maria_Williams
Equisetum species, also known by multiple names including horsetails, scouring rushes, candock, puzzlegrass and snake grass, is a family of ancient vascular plants. These primitive plants have rhizomes, underground stems, as well as above ground stems, and show a close relationship to ferns. The vascular...
By: Rex Trulove
Green fountain grass, or Pennisetum setaceum, is a perennial subtropical plant native to Africa, some parts of Asia and in portions of the middle east. It is a plant that is considered an invasive species in some states, such as California. In the right climate...
By: Tenebris
Laboratory drawings are part of the documentation skills necessary for properly documenting a scientific study. Where observation of structures is part of the study, laboratory drawings should be included in the lab journal under "Results". Where the study is bound separately, the drawing should be...

 

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