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Aquatic

Definition adjective Of, relating to, or pertaining to water Supplement In biological context, the term aquatic is used to... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Primary productivity

Planet Earth is home to different types of life forms ranging from microscopic bacteria to giant whales and elephants. To... Read More

Aquatic Respiration

Respiration occurring in aquatic communities by organisms that are adapted to do so. These organisms most usually have their... Read More

Aquatic root

Aquatic root (Science: plant biology) roots that develop on stems above the normal position occupied by roots, in response... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria Definition Cyanobacteria is a group of photosynthetic bacteria widely distributed in various aquatic habitats... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

Terrestrial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or corresponding to land (on earth), as opposed to water and air Supplement The term... Read More

Plankton

plankton (Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in... Read More

Biome

Biome Definition What are biomes? There is no universal definition of biomes. But biome definition in biology of different... Read More

Macrophyte

Definition noun, plural: macrophytes A macroscopic plant, commonly used to descibe aquatic plant, that is large enough to be... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Biosphere

What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Diatom

Diatom Definition A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by having a siliceous covering and a symmetrical... Read More

Terrestrial plant

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial plants Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce in aquatic... Read More

Bacterioplankton

Definition noun The bacterial component of plankton of aquatic ecosystems Supplement Plankton pertain to the small organisms... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater ecology focuses on the relations of aquatic organisms to their freshwater habitats. There are two forms of... Read More

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Coracidium

Coracidium The ciliated first-stage aquatic embryo of pseudophyllid and other cestodes with aquatic cycles; within the... Read More

Water

Water Definition (1) (biochemistry) A chemical substance, with chemical formula H2O, that is a clear, colorless, odorless,... Read More

Terrestrial animal

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial animals Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce on terrestrial (or... Read More

Green algae

Green Algae Definition Green algae (singular: green alga) are photosynthetic algae that are characterized by having... Read More

Euphlyctis hexadactylus

Definition noun A species belonging to the taxonomic family Dicroglossidae of the order Anura, and commonly called the green... Read More

Arboreal locomotion

Definition noun A form of locomotion of animals that live in and move through trees Supplement Locomotion pertains to the... Read More

Crocodilia

Definition noun (taxonomy) A taxonomic order that includes the crocodilian species Supplement The order Crocodilia is... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem Diversity Definition What is ecosystem diversity? Ecosystem diversity deals with the study of different... Read More

Analogous structures

Analogous Structures Definition In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having... Read More

Fasciola hepatica

Definition noun A liver fluke belonging to the family Fasciolidae of the class Trematoda, and is endemic in the U.S.,... Read More

Dissolved oxygen

Definition noun The amount of free oxygen dissolved in water, expressed in mg/L, parts per million (ppm), or in percent of... Read More