By: Jennifer Vose
Meiosis is the division of cells for the purpose of making gametes, or sex cells. Sex cells are different from somatic, or body cells. Sex cells have half the chromosomes of somatic cells. This halving of chromosomes is achieved through the steps of meiosis.In...
By: Jennifer Vose
The cell theory states that all living things are made of one or more cells, cells are the basic units of structure and function for living things, and cells can only arise from pre-existing cells. The cell, therefore, is integral to an understanding of life...
By: Jennifer Vose
Protein synthesis is the building of proteins, essential organic compounds for intra- and extracellular functions. Proteins are molecules that provide structure and support for living things, as well as catabolizing chemical reactions in their enzymatic roles.In the cell, the instructions for building the myriad...
By: Anne StClair
Theories abound about the origins of eggplants (solanum melongena), which are also known as aubergines and Guinea squash, and have many other names in other languages. Some people claim eggplants originated in South East Asia, others say China, and still others say they came from...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
We study microbiology because bacteria, viruses and fungi are the leading cause of death in the history of mankind.Tiny and virtually invisible microbes studied by microbiologists have had a tremendous impact on society since the earliest days of recorded history. Bacteria, viruses and fungi...
By: Pat Lunsford
Anthrax is a corrupting disease dating back to ancient times and the spores can lie dormant for years, infecting animals. Dormant spores can germinate and multiply. Anthrax is associated with bioterrorism, due to the terrorist act in October 2001, when spores, which were inserted into...
By: Nicki Marks
Carcharodon carcharias, more commonly known as the great white shark, is one of the most feared creatures on the planet. Sharks have long since been both feared and admired through out the course of history. We have wrote books about, made movies of, and both...
By: Imesha Jayathilake
Would stem cell research be responsible for taking or saving a life? Stem cell research; may be there hasn't been another topic, which has sparked more controversy for being so ethical. It has been debated about in the scientific community ever since it made to...
Marine animal profile: Horseshoe crabs
By: Kristopher Chambers
Opinions about Horseshoe Crabs vary wildly. Are they ugly? Are they cute? Are they just plain weird? From the chitinous, boomerang-shaped "shell" studded with composite eyes, to the five sets of spidery legs and the sharp tail spine that juts out from the rear, the...
By: John Traveler
He wrote what can arguably be considered one of the most controversial books ever written. I am referring of Course, to Robert, Charles, Darwin, and the book he authored: "On The Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection." And yet, he was a...

 

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