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  • Most Popular Species Of T'e In Spain
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    Tea has long been a part of our human culture. For centuries, people have been drinking tea either as a means of its health benefits, or simply as an activity to take on with friends and family. The Spanish word t'e comes from the Chinese ts cha (as does the English "tea"). This Chinese word stems from the original tea drink made from Camellia (Santayana et al., 2004). Tea eventually made its way from Asia to Europe by way of the East India Company, and has been adopted by Spain ever since. Curr...
  • Fourteen Animal Species In The Everglades
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    The Everglades: Florida's Dying Natural Wonder Perhaps we take it for granted that our beautiful homeland will be forever changed because of the effects of modern civilizations. The environment, local animals, plants, and neighboring niches are all being affected by a few factors. The insensitivity of humans towards our fellow living creatures has caused the Everglades to shrink dramatically in the last one hundred years. The health of the everglades has been compromised because we as humans nee...
  • Rhododendron The Plant Rhododendron
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    Rhododendron The plant rhododendron belongs to the family Ericaceae which also includes the Heath, and there are about eight-hundred fifty species which grow worldwide (Turner and Szczawinski, 171-2). The Heath family is a large one with so many species, all of the poisonous species fall into two of its subfamilies, one of which is the rhododendron. These cultivated plants occur naturally in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere and in the mountains of Southeast Asia. They are located in ...
  • Plant Pollinator Coevolution
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    COEVOLUTION with particular reference to herbivory BIOL 0106 ASSESED COURSEWORK RORY AULD JANUARY 2000 COEVOLUTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HERBIVORY Of all the extant organisms in the world, it is believed that terrestrial plants and their natural enemies constitute more than forty percent. Moreover, plants exhibit a remarkable diversity of supposedly defensive characteristics including tric homes, spines, silica, secondary chemical compounds, temporal avoidance of enemies, and structures a...
  • Biological Control Of Purple Loosestrife
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    Purple Loosestrife The scene is breathtakingly beautiful, a thick brush of purple flowers blankets Canada's wetlands. This blanket silences the expected sounds of the wetland environment, birds chirping, ducks splashing, insects buzzing and animals thriving. This unnatural silence is disturbing, the favourite flowers that used to litter this landscape are no longer visible, the water that used to ripple continuously is perfectly still. The wetland is dead, except for this overpowering, hardy pur...
  • Biological Species Concept
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    Biological Species Concept (BSC) What are biological species? At first glance, this seems like an easy question to answer. Homo sapiens is a species, and so is Canis familiaris (dog). Many species can be easily distinguished. When we turn to the technical literature on species, the nature of species becomes much less clear. Biologists offer a dozen definitions of the term 'species'. These definitions are not fringe accounts of species but prominent definitions in the current biological literatur...
  • Mangrove Forest
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    Some people don't like mangroves, regarding them as muddy, mosquito and crocodile infested swamps. In the past their removal was seen as a sign of progress. So what is the point of preserving them? For a start, an estimated 75 percent of fish caught commercially spend some time in the mangroves or are dependent on food chains which can be traced back to these coastal forests. Mangroves also protect the coast by absorbing the energy of storm driven waves and wind. The only two yachts undamaged by...
  • Post Fires Plant Succession
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    Succession is defined as a directional change in community composition and structure over time (Gurevitch et al, 2002). Succession is either primary or secondary. In primary succession plants grow and colonize earth for the first time. In secondary succession plants inhabit and colonize earth that was once inhabited by plants life. A wildfire is one example of secondary succession. When a disturbance in the environment occurs, such as a wildfire, either part or all of the community is destroyed....
  • Asteroid Theory
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    Through extensive research, we can come to the conclusion that about 65 million years ago, many kinds of creatures roamed the earth. What ever became of dinosaurs? Where are these creatures today? As a result of various forms of evidence, different theories have been aroused to why these animals no longer exist in this place they once controlled. One presumption that has been brought up about the extinction of dinosaurs is the ever-popular "asteroid theory". Would it be possible that an entire s...
  • Plants Lead Prey Into Their Trap
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    Carnivorous Plants In a world where plants are at the bottom of the food-chain, some individual plant species have evolved ways to reverse the order we expect to find in nature. These insectivorous plants, as they are sometimes called, are the predators, rather than the passive prey. Adaptions such as lures and trapping mechanisms have made it possible for these photo synthesizers to capture, chemically break-down and digest insect prey (and in some cases even small animals.) There is no reason ...
  • Manatee The Manatee
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    Manatee The manatee popularly called the sea cow is any of the species of large water animals in the genus Trichechus. There are three species of manatee with T. found in the Amazon and Orinoco river systems; T. manat us is found in central Florida and along the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean coasts; and T. senega lenis found in the rivers of tropical West Africa. A manatee is a slow moving, seal shaped mammal that lives in shallow coastal waters where rich plant grows. It usually is at home in sa...
  • Various Plant And Animal Species
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    Endangerment is a broad issue, one that involves the animals as well as the environments where they live and interact with one another. In order to solve or even slightly elevate this problem, every aspect must be studied. So exactly what could cause the endangerment of animals? There are several factors of which only a few will be discussed. One of the main aspects is that of habitat destruction. Of course our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified, but thes...
  • Density Data For The Mustard Plant
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    INTRODUCTION: Competition occurs between any organisms living in a mutual habitat. Whether it is for food, water, shelter, or a mate, competition can be harmful or helpful to each organism. There are two basic types of competition; intra specific and inter specific. These terms refer to competition within a specific species and the competition between different species, respectively. In this lab, we conducted 3 basic experiments. Our goal was to observe the effects of the competition in each ins...
  • Several Different Threatened Plant Species
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    Imagine this: you step outside and feel the barren, rough, red Earth beneath your feet. There's not a single plant in sight-no rustling of the leaves, no mighty towering trees to block the severe winds, and the scorching heat of the sun searing upon your face because there's no shade. And when you take a whiff of air, you feel nothing filling up the space inside your lungs, liberating your body's activities. What's wrong with this picture? It's not possible, of course. Even though plants aren't ...
  • Plants With Desirable Traits
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    Introduction I did my research on plant reproduction / breeding. What is PLANT REPRODUCTION / BREEDING How DO PLANTS REPRODUCE This information will be included in my report. I will tell you how many ways plants can reproduce. And I will give an example of each way of reproduction there is. Plant Reproduction Plant Reproduction is to make off springs. Plants reproduce two ways sexually and asexually. Sexually means there are two sources and asexually means there is one source. Asexual plants rep...
  • Half Of The Earth's Plant Species
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    The tropical rainforests are falling at human hands. The world's oldest living ecosystem is under threat in our conquest for farmland, timber, minerals, and other resources (Grainger 17). These forests cover 2% of the Earth's surface, or 6% of its landmass, yet they house over half the plant and animal species on Earth ("Rainforests"). Rainforests originally covered twice that area. Deforestation is occurring on such a scale that if it were to continue "at present rates the forests could disappe...
  • Community Ecology And Ecosystem Ecology
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    Ecology is the scientific study of the interrelationships of plants, animals, and the environment. In recent years, the word has sometimes been misused as a synonym for environment. The principles of ecology are useful in many aspects of the related fields of conservation, wildlife management, forestry, agriculture, and pollution control. The word ecology (Greek, oikos, "house", and logos, "study of") is generally believed to have been coined by Ernst HAECKEL, who used and defined it in 1869. Th...
  • Species Of Plant
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    Grasslands emit greenhouse gas 20 August 2008 Chinese researchers have found further evidence that plants emit significant quantities of methane - a potent greenhouse gas. But the latest findings also show that methane emissions depend not just on the species of plant, but the conditions in which they are growing. Frank Keppler, from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, first claimed in January 2006 that the world's plants, previously seen as a greenhouse gas sink t...
  • Species Of Pitcher Plants
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    Sett Bali se Biology-II Period Wilt gen A Study of Carnivorous Plants What exactly are carnivorous plants? They have made appearances in countless movies, books, and science fairs, but what defines a carnivorous plant is that an essential part of its diet is meat or insects. This includes venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula), Pitcher Plants (Sarrecenia, Nepenthes, and Darlingtonia), and Sundews (Drosera). Why must these plants "eat' meat? As plants and animals evolve, they change to thrive in thei...
  • Endangered Species Act
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    One issue that has been a controversy is the preservation of endangered species. Ever since the 1960's, scientists have been fighting for laws and acts to protect animals and plants in keeping them in good health and their populations high in numbers. The problem is animals and plants are having trouble surviving in today's world which leads them to be classified as endangered or threatened. Endangered, meaning animals or plants with little population that the species could soon become extinct a...

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