By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The ability to mutate is a prerequisite for most bacteria and viruses if they were to adapt to the ever-changing living environments and challenges. Swine flu is no different and its mutational ability made it possible for the virus to transit from infecting pigs to...
By: B. W.
Plants are everywhere. They grow naturally in the wilderness, they add landscaping to upscale hotels, and they provide beauty to improve a person's backyard. Despite their prevalence everywhere throughout the world, very few people know much about plants. Plants have a valuable role in maintaining...
How humans benefit from bacteria
By: Kate Wheeling
Microorganisms were completely unknown to science until 1676 when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek observed bacteria for the first time on a hand-crafted single-lens microscope. Another 200 years would pass before Louis Pasteur provided the first evidence supporting the germ theory of disease. In today’s world...
Fish profiles: Dace
By: Rex Trulove
The dace is a fish that has a large range, with some species living in Europe and North America. Scientifically, they belong to the Cyprinidae or minnow family. Additionally, there are an estimated 20,000 species, worldwide. Habitat Dace are incredibly adaptive, with some variations...
By: Helen Lovetigers
What should one know about the devious bacteria Bartonella? Well, first of all, there are two serotypes of it: Seroptype I is Houston-1 and Serotype 2 is Marseille. The different classifications are based on the slight but still significant differences in the 16S ribosomal DNA...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bartonella is a genus of bacteria consisting of many different species out of which almost eight species have been recognized as potentially harmful or pathogenic towards human beings. Due to its ability to reproduce either within or outside the cell, the Bartonella species is also...
By: Rena Sherwood
Biologist E. O. Wilson stated that it “was a nematode world” and how right he was. These simple roundworms are the largest family of multicellular animals on earth. Just one gram of soil may contain just over 100 nematodes. It is unknown exactly how...
US government to remove wolves from endangered species list in Wyoming
By: Leigh Goessl
U.S. federal officials have announced the gray wolves roaming in Wyoming will lose their endangered species status at the end of September. At this time, it will open the wolves to unregulated killing throughout most of the state. The delisting of federally protected endangered...
By: Kimberly Napier
Transpiration is a process similar to evaporation, where water turns into water vapor and is absorbed into the atmosphere. The difference is that transpiration takes place through the leaves of plants. It is part of the water cycle. Precipitation falls onto the land, and then...
By: J. Lang Wood
Tobacco is a native plant of North and South America that is in the same family as the potato and pepper. The plant grows from tiny seeds that are carefully tended until the leaves are large enough to harvest and dry for use. Tobacco has...

 

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