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  • Seed Plants Gymnosperms And Angiosperms
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    Diversity of Plants Plants evolved more than 430 million years ago from multicellular green algae. By 300 million years ago, trees had evolved and formed forests, within which the diversification of vertebrates, insects, and fungi occurred. Roughly 266,000 species of plants are now living. The two major groups of plants are the bryophytes and the vascular plants; the latter group consists of nine divisions that have living members. Bryophytes and ferns require free water so that sperm can swim b...
  • Plant Cell And The Animal Cell
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    Cells Cells are the basic unit of all life. Even though they are the smallest unit of life they are highly complex. Each cell has enough parts to it to practically survive on its own. There are two types of cells; the plant cell and the animal cell. These two cells do not vary intensely, but there are some major factors that separate them completely. Animal cells are highly organized. The many parts that make up the cell work in sync h with each other. These parts are called organelles. The most...
  • H Atpase In The Flexor Cells
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    Involvement of K+ in Leaf Movements During Sun tracking Introduction Many plants orient their leaves in response to directional light signals. Heliotropic movements, or movements that are affected by the sun, are common among plants belonging to the families Malvaceae, Fabaceae, Nyctaginaceae, andOxalidaceae. The leaves of many plants, including Crotalaria pallida, movement. C. pallida is a woody shrub native to South Africa. Its trifoliate leaves are connected to the petiole by 3-4 mm long (Sch...
  • Plant And Animal Eukaryotic Cells
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    Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells Introduction Eukaryotic cells are very complex; there are many organelles, each serving a distinct function, present in eukaryotic cells. We can divide the eukaryotic group of cells in to two main groups, according to the presence of these membrane bound organelles, and the structural differences amongst the cells and their organelles. The two groups of eukaryotic cells are plant and animal cells. Nucleus The reason that plant and animal cells are not divided...
  • Sense Schleiden And Schwann's Cell Theory
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    Matthias Schleiden Matthias Schleiden was a German Biologist and a. He lived from 1804-1881. Schleiden was influenced by Schelling's Natur philosophie and the writings of Open. He worked under Johannes's Muller and tu died primarily cells in plants. Schleidenobserved that all plants seem to be composed of cells. He is also considered the co-founder of the cell theory, which is that all organisms are composed if cells. This cell theory brought about two questions: 1. Are infectious diseases cause...
  • Genes Into Plant Host Cells
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    . Genetic engineering involves the alteration of an organisms hereditary material in order to eliminate undesirable characteristics or to produce plants with more desirable characteristics. The splicing of genes takes place in order to combine traits that would be unlikely to occur together under ordinary circumstances. Practices that go back centuries, such as the use of microbes to make wine and cheese and the selective breeding of livestock and crops, are example of biotechnology. (Campbell, ...
  • Fungi Including Some Yeasts
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    Fungus The Latin word for mushroom is fungus (plural, fungi). The word fungus has come to stand for a whole group of simple plants that contain no chlorophyll and lack such complex plant structures as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. Included among the fungi, along with mushrooms, are molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, truffles, and yeasts. Toadstool is another name for mushroom. Some people use the name toadstool only when referring to poisonous mushrooms, but botanists make no such distinction. A...
  • Your Fuel Cell Car
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    Fuel cell technology 1 Running head: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY: TRANSPORTATION AND RESIDENTIAL / COMMERICAL APPLICATIONS Fuel Cell Technology: Transportation and residential / commercial applications Monique University 2 A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device. A fuel cell converts the chemicals hydrogen and oxygen into water, and in the process it produces electricity. With a fuel cell, chemicals constantly flow into the cell so it never goes dead as long as there is a flow of che...
  • Carbohydrates And Lipids Fats
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    Carbohydrates and lipids / fats are a very important part of our lives. They have many similarities and differences among each other, which distinguish them from other macromolecules. Carbohydrates, which include sugar and their polymers, are used by organisms for fuel and building material. They come in many various forms going from simplicity to complexity. The simplest, monosaccharides, compose of single sugars whose parts are arranged around asymmetric carbons. They generally have a molecula...
  • Types Of Cell Walls
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    The cell is one of the most basic units of life. There are millions of different types of cells. There are cells that are organisms onto themselves, such as microscopic amoeba and bacteria cells. And there are cells that only function when part of a larger organism, such as the cells that make up your body. The cell is the smallest unit of life in our bodies. In the body, there are brain cells, skin cells, liver cells, stomach cells, and the list goes on. All of these cells have unique functions...
  • Transport Of Substances Across The Cell Membrane
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    2) LEVEL 1 - Cells Are the basic unit of structure and function in living things. May serve a specific function within theorganismExamples- blood cells, nerve cells, bone cells, etc. tissue LEVEL 2 - Tissues Made up of cells that are similar in structure and function and which work together to perform a specificactivityExamples - blood, nervous, bone, etc. Humans have 4 basic tissues: connective, epithelial, muscle, and nerve. LEVEL 3 - Organs Made up of tissues that work together to perform a s...
  • Flowers Growth Inhibitor O Fruit
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    Plant hormones are specialized chemical substances produced by plants. They are the main internal factors controlling growth and development. Hormones are produced in one part of a plant and transported to others, where they are effective in very small amounts. Depending on the target tissue, a given hormone may have different effects. Plant hormones play an integral role in controlling the growth and development of plants. A plant hormone is generally described as an organic compound synthesize...
  • Few Membrane Water Transport Studies In Plants
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    Plants are complex organisms that are essential to the biological processes that occur on a regular basis on Earth. The growth and differentiation of the various plant tissue and organ systems are controlled by various internal and external factors. Internal factors in a plant are essential and comprehending these processes will allow us to understand the workings of a plant. Of these internal factors, there are numerous biochemical and physical internal movements to comprehend, which continuall...
  • Vacuole And Membrane Of The Cell
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    Cell membranes are involved in the transport of various substances within cells, and use several processes by which they carry out their functions. All cells acquire the molecules and ions they need through their plasma membranes. In eukaryotic cells, there is also transport in and out of membrane-bounded organelles such as the nucleus, ER, and mitochondria. One of these types of cellular transport is osmosis. Osmosis is the diffusion of water from a region of high water concentration to a low w...
  • Stem Cell Research
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    Crops that are Genetically Modified to produce drugs could cost the fraction of the price of drugs today, making it easier for all people to afford. In Africa and parts of Asia many people cannot afford basic drugs, therefore die from preventable diseases. GM crops could suppress pain, prevent conception and fight off infection". 'Pharming' [could be] the ultimate solution to many of the worlds problems". (Wertheim, M.) To 'pharm' GM crops means that they would contain defensive drugs against di...
  • Every Animal And Plant Cell
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    In every living thing, on Earth, there are cells. Cells keep living things organized. Just think about it, there is no way you could do everything you do and just be one cell. You would be one big blob, with many pieces (called organelles) floating around inside you. One of the main purposes of cells is to organize. You have brain cells, stomach cells, bone cells, and many other types of cells. Each is different from the others. In the same way that there are different kinds of cells inside you,...

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