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Photosynthesis and Solar cells
In order for humans to live, as well as all living organisms, photosynthesis used by plants to create solar energy is essential. The way cells are created and regenerated is fascinating and we are still making new discoveries each and every day.
A solar cell converts light energy from the sun directly into electricity. Plant cells contains chloroplasts and absorbs light energy from the Sun. Plant growth and development are driven by continuous generation of new cells. (Inze, D. &DeVeylder, L. The plant cycle Annu.Rev Plant Biology, 54 235-236, 2006). There are several similarities in both cells. ATP in common in both plant cells and solar cells
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1. WHAT IS THE INNOVATION? WHAT IS NEW? WHAT HAS CHANGED AS A CONSEQUENCE?
2.1. Definition of Synthetic Biotechnology
To begin with, it is important to understand what does synthetic biology means. Synthetic biology derives from traditional biotechnology. Traditional biotechnology is defined as any technological application that uses systems living organisms or derivatives to make or modify products or processes for specific uses. This concept is linked to Genetic engineering which involves the manipulation of genetic composition by introducing or eliminating specific genes through molecular biology techniques and DNA recombination. In other words, Engineering Genetics allows
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Assignment 1: Biology Article
Professor: Dr. Francie Coblentz
Introduction to Biology: SCI115
The article “Therapeutic Cloning, and stem cell Research” by Gena Smith is about how we can extract stem cells from replicated human embryos and use them for medical and therapeutic purposes. The stems cells are perfect because they are what the article calls “master cells” which with the help of science, can be manipulated to become anything from brain cells to kidney cells. The article also revolves around the amount of controversy over the issue of cloning. The article mostly reviews the medical side of cloning rather than the reproduction side which can one day
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Professor Lynn Roginsky
Introduction to Biology
May 9, 2013
A New System for Cancer Detection
This article summarizes a new technique that would allow for cancer cell detection without being invasive to a person’s body. It states that currently, human cancer cell detection is conducted through a person being cut on or biopsied. This new procedure allows for humans bodily fluids to be utilized in detecting cancer cells. P.Chandra states, “While current cancer-diagnosis methods rely on an invasive biopsy” to relay that many may not feel the need or desire to undergo biopsy, a type of simplistic surgery, for cancer cell detection.
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Fly lab report p.
SAMPLE LAB REPORT
Perception of Different
Sugars by Blowflies
by Alexander Hamilton
October 24, 2009
Fly lab report p.
To feed on materials that are healthy for them, flies (order Diptera) use taste
receptors on their tarsi to find sugars to ingest. We examined the ability of blowflies to
taste monosaccharide and disaccharide sugars as well as saccharin. To do this, we attached
flies to the ends of sticks and lowered their feet into solutions with different concentrations
of these sugars. We counted a positive response when
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5 February 2014
Naturally, species go extinct. It’s part of life. Species generally are born and die within a million year time scale. That million year time scale is the natural rate of extinction. However, unknown to most people, the actual time scale at which species are disappearing from the planet is actually one hundred times higher than the natural rate. Obviously, this is alarming. Species should not be dying off this quickly. However, it is our own fault that the world is losing it’s diversity at an alarming rate. Whether it be from global warming, habitat loss, or invasive species we humans play a major role in the alarming rate of
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Summer Independent Study Packet
Directions: As you carefully read through chapters 1-7 in your Campbell Biology textbook, thoughtfully respond to each of the following questions. It is important that you actually read the chapters for review and understanding. Do not just look for answers to the questions provided. Review all diagrams provided. The majority of the material in these beginning chapters should be a review for you. If need be, focus on those areas which may seem less familiar. After reviewing this material independently during the summer, it is expected that you have a solid understanding of these basic concepts for the start of this course. Prepare any specific
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Anoushka Trivedi 9S1
Artificial or Real?
The heart is in the center of the body and is the most vital organ in the body and you cannot survive without it. In the stressful environment, lots of strain is put in your heart, which leads to many heart diseases such as a heart attack, leaky valves, blocked coronary arteries causing the demand toward scientific developments to produce more developed artificial hearts and replacement of heart valves to increase.
Though out the years, science has evolved enormously and this helps the people with heart diseases, which currently affect more than 100 million people around the world. Biologists and other scientists have come up with a
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1. Biology: The study of life
2. Organization: the high degree of order within an organism's internal and external parts and in its interactions with the living world
3. Cell: the smallest unit that can perform all life's processes
4. Unicellular: made up of one cell
5. Multicellular: multiple cells
6. Organ: a structure that carries out specialized jobs within an organ system
7. Tissues: groups of cells that have similar abilities and that allow the organ to function
8. Organelles: Tiny structure that carries out functions necessary for the cell to stay alive
9. Biological molecules: the chemical compounds that provide physical structure and that bring about movement, energy, use
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Lab 1 - Biology 1408 Metric Practice
Kilo - Hecto - Deka - meter, liter, or gram - Deci - Centi - Milli --- Micro --- Nano
Length Conversions: 1,000mm = 1m 10 mm = 1cm 1,000m = 1km 100cm = 1m 1,000,000 µm = 1 m 1,000,000,000 nm = 1 m
Volume Conversions: 1,000ml = 1 Liter
Mass Conversions: 1,000mg = 1 gram
Convert the following:
To convert from mm to cm you have to move left on the chart 1 unit or 1 decimal place. Therefore, 20.0 mm converts to 2 cm by moving 1 decimal place to the left.
To convert from mm to meter you have to move left on the chart 3 unit or 3 decimal place. Therefore, 20.0 mm converts to 0.02 meters by moving 3
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Biology Module 2: Assignment 2
The Respiratory Tract
The function of the respiratory system is to transport air into and out of the lungs and to facilitate the diffusion of oxygen into the blood stream, in order to carry it around the body and help remove carbon dioxide. The respiratory system is made up of tissues and organs in the body that enables us to breathe. It is divided into the upper and lower respiratory tracts.
The upper respiratory tract consists of firstly the mouth, nose and nasal cavity, its function is to warm, filter and moisten the incoming air. The pharynx is another part of the upper respiratory tract and here the throat divides into the trachea also known
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Review Biology Test #1
Chapter 3: Water and life
• Polar covalent bonds in water result in Hydrogen bonding between the molecules. These bonds give water its special properties
• In presence of water, ionic bonds are weak and covalent bonds are strong. Without water, ionic bonds are stronger.
• Each water molecule can make 4 hydrogen bonds.
• Water properties:
2. Surface tension
6. High specific heat
7. Heat bank
8. Heat of vaporization allows evaporation cooling.
9. Abundant and versatile solvent
10. Solid is less dense than liquid
11. It is a reactant and a product in many biological reactions (Photosynthesis, dehydration
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Year 11 Proposal for Oral Presentation 2014Name:What is the central idea of your reflection: Consider the suggestions on the task sheet or invent your own.Acceptable/unacceptable humourEmpowerment/disempowermentHumour and minority groupsHumour and politicsHumour and genderThe role of experience and prior knowledge in making meaningPower of SatireHumour and tragedyHow the meanings of humorous texts can change over time or in different contexts.What is your central idea:Write a statement about how you are connected to the topic (what lead you to reflect on the issue)Examples are a personal experience such as:a family connection;a situation you have observed;a discussion at school or at home;a
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Research Skills 3: Using sources in your writing – paraphrasing and in-text references
In this lesson you will find out about:
* what you can use from sources in your writing
* how to paraphrase
* how to make a basic in-text reference
From your reading of the sources, discuss with a partner some of the themes or topics you think you could include in your Practice 1 Assignment, which has the following title:
Discuss the influence of the internet on teenagers and young adults. Support your argument with examples and evidence.
From talking to your partner, do you have any new thoughts about what you could include in your essay?
What you can use from sources in
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Voices on Antisemitism
I choose to do my paper on Diana Dumitru because during her interview she brought up an
amazing case to the public about anti-Semitism. Diana is a professor for history in Ion Creangă
State University, Moldova she has been setting up cases for the world to see that anti-Semitism
can be changed into a positive way and a negative way and that it has been done after WWI.
During WWI there was two parts of Europe that hated the Jews and these two parts of Europe
were Bessarabia and Transnistria. Bessarabia and Transnistria were divided by a river and they
both had Jewish population living in these areas. After WWI Bessarabia and Transnistria decided
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Plant cell and animal cell are different in shape, size and also has few different organelles which function in different way. One of the main difference between plant cells and animal cells is that plant cells have a cell wall, whereas animal cells don't. Instead of cell wall animal cells have cell membrane but the plant cells have both cell wall and cell membrane. The cell wall in plant cells work as a protection layer outside the cell membrane which also provides structure for the plant cell. It is seen as a shape giver to the plant. Likewise it also purify or determine the substances that goes in and out of the cells which protect the cells from being damage. Although all
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Branches of Biology
Biology, the study of life, has many aspects to it and many specializations within this broad field. Below is an alphabetical list of many of the branches of biology.
Agriculture - study of producing crops from the land, with an emphasis on practical applications
Anatomy - the study of the animal form, with an emphasis on human bodies
Biochemistry - the study of the chemical reactions required for life to exist and function, usually a focus on the cellular level
Bioengineering - the study of biology through the means of engineering with an emphasis on applied knowledge and especially related to biotechnology.
Bioinformatics - also classified as a branch
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Viability of Marine Biology as a Major
When deciding on a major for my college education, I had to find a field both in demand and it had to be a field I would like to spend the rest of my life in. I have always had a love of the animals in sea and several years ago had an opportunity to go to Sea World in San Diego. Recalling this trip and the recollection of seeing the dolphins and whales perform actually helped me make the decision to pursue a career in Marine Biology as a marine biologist. That brought me to the essence of this essay. How much education is required and does the marine biology field offer ample job opportunities and is there plenty
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Branches of biology
* Aerobiology – the study of airborne organic particles
* Agriculture – the study of producing crops from the land, with an emphasis on practical applications
* Anatomy – the study of form and function, in plants, animals, and other organisms, or specifically in humans
* Arachnology – the study of arachnids
* Astrobiology – the study of evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe—also known as exobiology, exopaleontology, and bioastronomy
* Biochemistry – the study of the chemical reactions required for life to exist and function, usually a focus on the cellular level
* Bioengineering – the study of biology through the means of
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activates a receptor on the membrane. Second, a second messenger that will perpetuate the signal into the cell will bne activated to elicit a physiological response. Examples of such process involve cAMP, calcium signaling, and kinases.
4. Write an essay on the uses of polymerase chain reaction in molecular biology
The polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) is a molecular technique for the amplifyication of a single or a few copies of DNA strands across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to even millions of copies of a particular DNA strand with the specific primers and a thermo-resistant polymerase enzyme. This powerful technique is being applied in medicine, eg, detection of
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suchspun round numbers, second sort. . . oft-times enormous like a top. that allthese were.far more in number." . . and the water. . seemed to be alive."
Modern Cell and Molecular Biology
Cytology the study of cell structure
Genetics the study of the behavior of genes
Biochemistry the study of the chemistry of living systems
Cell and Molecular Biology
Figure 1-2 Resolving Power of the Human Eye, the Light Microscope, and the Electron Microscope
The study of cells
•1830’s microscopes had higher magnification and improved resolution (1 micrometer= µm) magnification – the ability to make images of objects larger resolution – minimum distance that can separate two points
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In a laboratory it is important to use the scientific methods. After a hypothesis has
been created, it is time to test the prediction. If the results of the experiments are
plausible, the hypothesis is then adapted to connect with the experiment.
The objectives of this lab are to focus on cell replication.. In Section I, the “Health
and Safety Review” section will give you guidelines to avoid any accidents in the lab
and specify what a student can do to if an accident does occur. In Section II,
“Measurements”, students will become comfortable with the metric measurements., In
Section II, there are other activities about length that will
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Biology 10 Study Guide #1
1. List some of the characteristics that distinguish living from non-living things.
2. Outline the basic steps of inquiry included in the scientific method.
3. What is the difference between a hypothesis, a theory and an opinion?
4. What is homeostasis?
5. Be able to summarize the basic idea represented by each of the 10 majors themes that form the cornerstones for understanding Biology. Be able to provide an example for each of these.
The Chemistry of Life:
1. If you were probing for life on a distant planet, what could you look for to determine whether it was even possible for life to exist, or to have existed, there. Why is
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later in 1842,
his bachelor’s in science, at the École Normale Supérieure.
In 1848 he shortly worked as a professor of physics, and a year later became a
professor of chemistry at the University of Strasbourg. At this university he met and later
married Marie Laurent, whom he had 5 children with. Sadly of his five children only two
of them lived all the way to adulthood, the others killed by a disease called typhoid. This
is actually the reason that Pasteur decided to try to find cures for the multiple diseases that had killed his children.
Pasteur has had many impacts on biology, such as pasteurization and certain cures for
diseases and vaccines. Focusing on
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Common Book Assignment 2
The reasons you can get more proteins from the genes are because each gene is individual, and each protein has a different function. Some proteins are responsible for structural support while others are responsible for defense against germs; others are involved in bodily movement. There are 4 levels of protein structure. The first is primary, which is the sequence of amino acids that make up protein. Different proteins will have different sequences of amino acids. Secondary structures are the coils or folds in the helix due to hydrogen bonding. Tertiary structures are just further folding of the polypeptide and
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Lab Report 1: Separation of Proteins
Abstract/Summary: “Proteins account for more than 50% of the dry weight of most cells, and they are instrumental in almost everything organisms do” (Campbell, 1999). The significance of proteins to the continuation of our biological systems is undeniable, and a study of how to quantify proteins seems an appropriate introduction to our studies of biology. In order to study proteins we must first know how to separate then quantify the amount using basic principles of experimental design such as a standard curve. In this experiment we wish to quantify the amount of previously extracted protein by measuring the absorbance of the
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Biology notes- DNA
Structure of DNA
Individual nucleotides of DNA are made up of three components:
A sugar called deoxyribose
A phosphate group
An organic base belonging to one of two different groups:
A single ring bases- cytosine and thymine
Double ring bases- adenine and guanine
The sugar, phosphate group and organic base are combined as a result of condensation reactions, to give a single nucleotide.
DNA is made up of two strands of nucleotides. Each of the two strands is extremely long, and they are joined together by hydrogen bonds formed between certain bases.
In its simplified form, DNA can be thought of as a ladder, in which the
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Halobacterium salinarum and Haloferax volcanii were observed. The physiology of the Halobacterium salinarum and Haloferax volcanii on the effect of salt, pH, and temperature on growth were observed as either a positive (+) or a negative (-) growth. The biochemical tests of Halobacterium salinarum and Haloferax volcanii were observed as a positive (+), negative (-), weak (w), or delayed (d) growth. The antibiotic sensitivity of Halobacterium salinarum and Haloferax volcanii were observed as sensitive (S) or resistant (R).
1. Baker, Kevin et al. “Halobacterium salinarum.” Baliga Lab: Systems
Education Experiences. Institute for Systems Biology, 2011. Web
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Biology essay: The advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified foodFor thousands of years we temped with genes of plants by traditional breeding, but only within the same species. Genetic modified food start to take place all over the world in the 20th century. This is the movement of genetic material from one organism to another but the type of organism does not have to be the same, which means that it could be a movement from a gene of the human organism to a gene from an organism from a tomato or another vegetable. The number of food on the EU market increase and round 1995 was the percentage of gene manipulated soybeans at 2% while in 2000 it was over 80%.The main reason why
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IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME PROGRAMME DU DIPLÔME DU BI PROGRAMA DEL DIPLOMA DEL BI
BIOLOGY HIGHER LEVEL PAPER 1 Thursday 9 May 2002 (afternoon)
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES ! ! ! Do not open this examination paper until instructed to do so. Answer all the questions. For each question, choose the answer you consider to be the best and indicate your choice on the answer sheet provided.
–2– 1. Which processes occur during interphase? I. II. III. A. B. C. D. DNA replication DNA transcription Separation of replicated DNA molecules
I and II only I and III only II and III only I, II and III
What is the ratio of the
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Enriched Biology Study Guide
Plants: Chapters 30-33
By the end of this unit, you should be able toâ€¦
1) List the four major groups of plants and identify and describe the evolutionary milestones that developed in each group.
2) Summarize the concept of alternation of generations and apply it to describing reproduction in all the major plant groups.
3) Compare and contrast reproduction in bryophytes, ferns and fern allies, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.
4) Summarize the major trends in plant reproduction that evolved from bryophytes to angiosperms, including the relative dominance of the gametophyte and sporophyte generations and the
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Biology Gene Technology
People have been altering the genomes of plants and animals for many years using traditional breeding techniques; this is an artificial selection that organisms that exhibits specific traits are chosen to breed. In recent decades, however, advances in the field of genetic engineering have allowed for precise control over the genetic changes introduced into an organism. (Theresa Phillips, 2008)Today, we can incorporate new genes from one species into a completely unrelated species through genetic engineering, optimizing agricultural performance or facilitating the production of valuable pharmaceutical substances. Some examples of genetically modified organisms are
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Importance of Discoveries in Biology
December 7, 2013
Dr. Deborah Ladner
South University Online
Over the past two hundred years there have been a significant number of discoveries that are notable. Some of the most notable discoveries are the cure for syphilis in 1909, the discovery of insulin in 1922. In 1922 penicillin was discovered, the nucleus of an atom was found to be made of protons and neutrons in 1932. Chemotherapy for the treatment of leukemia was developed in 1950. The building block of life, DNA, was discovered in 1953 and then one year later the first kidney transplant that was successful is noted. And most notable in 1997 scientist
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, securely closing it.
â‡¨Which variable will you change?
â‡¨Name the three most important things you must keep the same?
â‡¨No marks for simply saying â€™keep everything the sameâ€™.
I will change the amount of water in each petri dish. One of the dry petri dishes will be open.
The size of the size of the petri dish, and the amount of the bread was exposed to bacteria must always be the same.
â‡¨A simple, pencil and ruler diagram of how you will set up the apparatus.
â‡¨Draw up a clearly labeled table with units in the headings.
â‡¨Use the same number of s.f./ d.p. throughout.
â‡¨In biology, we never need to use more than
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SCIE 206 Biology
January 20, 2013
Some of the things that will be discussed are how photosynthesis and respiration are linked in order to provide you with energy from the food we eat. The absence of oxygen some cells and organisms can use glycolysis coupled to fermentation to produce energy to your cells. Cells use enzymes as biological catalysts to increase or accelerate the rate of reactions.
Energy, Metabolism, and Cells
Photosynthesis envelopes everything we need to sustain life whether directly related or indirectly related. Biology involves a great responsibility for the safety and well-being of all inhabitants of the earth. Our daily lives
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. The average colony contains 100,000 to 500,000 workers and up to several hundred winged forms and queens. Queen ants can live 7 years or more, while worker ants generally live about 5 weeks, although they can survive much longerHistory1.1918: black fire ants were accidentally imported for South America to Alabama, but it stayed just in Mississippi and Alabama2.1930: red fire ants were accidentally imported into Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma3.They infested these states and southern Arizona along the pacific coast, north to WashingtonBasic Biology of the Fire AntsTwo main types of fire ants1.single queen colonies2.multiple
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" suggesting the idea of a "gay gene"(AllPsych). Although there is mounting evidence of the existence of a "gay gene," the opposition denies its existence. A number of DNA strains have been found that were similar in the homosexual samples of DNA, once again supporting the idea of biology determining gender.People in support of the Nurture argument claim that it is an individual's conscious or subconscious decision as to his or her gender identity. While many claim that people may control their sexual orientation, they are actually being controlled by their brain, and not the other way around. It is a person's DNA and brain physiology that control sexual preferences.Hormones within people and
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JUS-250 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
March 21, 2014
Biology, Bad Genes: A Relationship for Crime
Every hour of every day is the time it takes for two citizens to die due to violence. During the same time 250 citizens will need medical attention for an injury related to violence. With each passing hour the cost mounts, on average over a million dollars for each violent fatality and several tens of thousands for each non-fatal assault. These figures are enormous compared to other health issues of this century (Buckholtz, 2012).
There is little effort on the aims of scientist and criminal law
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BIOLOGY Paper 1 Multiple Choice Additional Materials: Multiple Choice Answer Sheet Soft clean eraser Soft pencil (type B or HB is recommended)
October/November 2012 1 hour
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST Write in soft pencil. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Write your name, Centre number and candidate number on the Answer Sheet in the spaces provided unless this has been done for you. There are forty questions on this paper. Answer all questions. For each question there are four
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Onion Lab Introduction Looking at two different onions that are two different sizes, one that is rounder and taller than the other but not by much, a question comes to mind. What makes one onion bigger than the other? Pondering this subject you could come up with a couple of different reasons why one would be bigger than the other. Knowing from prior observations that onions were composed of layers, the thickness of the layers may be an option, or the number of layers, or the shape, and the girth of the outside pealing might all be reasons for the difference in size. The reason I think that one onion is superior in size is that there must be more rings on the bigger onion
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Mitosis and Meiosis at first seem much alike for that they both are forms of cellular reproduction. Moreover, they go through similar stages such as interphase, prophrase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokenisis. However, despite their similarities, these two processes are much different and have their own specific importance in cell reproduction. Mitosis evolved because it is a process that occurs in somatic cells and allows the division of a cell into two genetically identical daughter cells that are called diploids (2n) and have the total amount of chromosomes. In mitosis, the only difference between an animal cell and a plant cell will be during the cytokenisis stage. In an
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What is disease?
A disease is a condition in which the health of an organism is damaged. Disease can be divided into four main types; disease cause by pathogens, deficiency diseases, hereditary diseases and physiological diseases.
A disease is an illness in a human, animal, or plant.
Distinguish among pathogenic, deficiency, hereditary and physiological disease
Pathogenic-is a parasitic organism which cause disease in its host. There are five group of pathogens; viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans and parasitic worms.
Pathogenic group | Characteristics | Diseases in humans | Diseases of crops |
Viruses | Minute â€˜particlesâ€™ composes of nuclear material (DNA) enclosed in a
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The ability of organisms to reproduce their won kind is the one characteristic that best distinguishes living things from nonliving matter.
Reproduction actually occurs much more often at the cellular level.
Cell division when a cell undergoes reproduction the two daughter cells that result are genetically identical to each other and to original parent cell.
Chromosomes, the structures that contain most of the cellâ€™s DNA. Before the parent cell splits into two, it duplicates its chromosomes.
one set of chromosomes is distributed to each cells. Daugher cell receive identical chromosomes.
Many single celled organisms, such as prokaryotes and eukaryotic yeast cell in
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Temperature has a great effect on osmosis. Based on our data, the bags that contained water at 55 degrees Celsius had a much greater rate of osmosis than the bags at 15 degrees Celsius. When the environment is heated up, reactions occur at a much faster rate. This is because the extra heat provides more energy. Increasing the concentration also increases the rate of osmosis. This is because there is a lesser concentration of water inside the bag in the 40% rather than the 15%. The water will rush into the bag at a greater rate because of this. Our data shows that at both temperatures the bag that had 40% NaCl concentration added more water faster than the 15% concentration. Every
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Water is fundamental to every human being. The daily requirement for the body is close to twenty to fifty liters of clean safe water (Kemp, 2009). There are many reasons why access to clean water is beneficial to every human being.
Firstly, clean and safe drinking water is good for the health. All living things need water for survival. Water contributes to about seventy percent of the total human body and further plays other functions like digestion and cooling. Contaminated water is risky to the health since bacteria in polluted water cause sickness like cholera. Clean water is also good for maintenance of hygiene
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NAME | FUNCTIONS | BEST FOOD SOURCES |
HISTIDINE | a building block of proteins, glucogenic amino acid — it can be converted into glucose | pork, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, cheese,legumes |
ISOLEUCINE | Important for synthesis of hemoglobin and other proteins,detoxification of nitrogen wastes, wound healing andimmunity | pork, beef, veal, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish, cheese,wheat germ, legumes, seeds and baker’s yeast |
LEUCINE | Important for the synthesis of hemoglobin, other proteins and hormones, regulation of blood sugar levels, growth and repair of bones and muscles and wound healing | beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish
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Addresses Learning Outcomes:
•Use knowledge of biological principles and the Scientific Method to ask and answer relevant questions about human health and disease
•Analyze information to distinguish between diseased and healthy structure and functioning.
•Analyze how internal and external factors cause disruption of healthy body function, leading to disease and disorders.
Mr. Smith is 60 years old. He was diagnosed with a prostate cancer five years ago. Over the past few days, Mr. Smith has been feeling weak and increasingly tired and has also been suffering from a headache that did not respond to over-the-counter medications. He scheduled an appointment with his physician.
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The Importance of Biology in the Study of Psychology
Ashley B. McVey
Whether it is the study of biopsychology and other fields of psychology or neuroscience, all psychologists and scientists are trying to understand the functions of the brain. The body and mind connection and how it reacts to certain behaviors or illnesses. Most all psychological functioning can be reduced to underlying brain processes. This should serve as reason alone as to why biology plays an important part in the study of psychology. Psychological factors play a role in whether a person develops a mental illness and in how well they recover from a mental illness, yet biological and