By: Retha Boswell
The Bunya Bunya Tree (Araucaria bidwillii) is a large tropical evergreen also known as the False Monkey Puzzle Tree and the Bunya Pine, or simply the Bunya. The species is native to coastal rain forest regions of Queensland, Australia, where they grow in volcanic soil...
The transport system in plants
By: Christyl Rivers
Plants, just like all other living beings, need a circulatory system. The transport system in any plant is much alike from a three thousand year old giant sequoia to the tiniest weed hidden deeply within the forest or meadow. Nutrients must transport to both leaves...
By: Rose Mueni
Growth hormones in plants are the chemicals that determine and regulate growth in plants. Plant growth hormones are defined as “Any of various hormones produced by plants that control or regulate germination, growth, metabolism, or other physiological activities.” These hormones are also known...
By: Retha Boswell
The Cook Pine (Araucaria columnaris) is native to Cook Island, which is a small island to the northeast of Australia. It is sometimes called the New Calcedonian Pine or the Coral Reef Araucaria. Since its discovery it has been introduced to regions with similar climates...
By: Colette Georgii
Minerals are needed by the human body for healthy growth and development. Most minerals come from plants and must be grown in a mineral-rich soil in order to contain the essential minerals need by the human body. Some minerals come indirectly from animal sources. Other...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Flying fish (Exocoetidae) is a type of marine fish of the phylum chordata and in the order of Beloniformes. The flying fish is best known for its ability to glide out of the ocean water. The flying fish are known to glide distances of up...
Plants and photosynthesis
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Photosynthesis is the process by which plants absorb the Sun’s energy to drive a series of chemical reactions to produce carbohydrates in the form of glucose and release oxygen in the process. These carbohydrates are then used by the plant and other organisms as...
Study shows sea lions capable of rhythm
By: Sun Meilan
The theory has long been that non-human mammals simply can’t keep the beat. In fact, it was increasingly suggested that mammals needed the ability for vocal mimicry before even beginning to have a sense of musical rhythm – apparently highlighted by the abilities of...
What are cyanobacteria?
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are ancient unicellular photosynthetic organisms. Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest fossils on Earth, dating back to about 2.5 million years, making them among the oldest organisms in the fossil record. They are found in the most diverse...
How plants support the existence of life
By: Christyl Rivers
Plants support life by providing food and oxygen, which is needed for energy. All matter and all energy transform in and out of each other. Plants, by photosynthesis, create matter, (food) by cellular factories called chloroplasts. In short, energy from sunlight, plus carbon dioxide from...

 

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