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Morphological features

morphological features properties related to the external structure of soil (such as colour and texture) or of... Read More

Features

Features The various parts of the face, forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, cheeks, and ears, that give to it its... Read More

Analogous

In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Arthropod

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

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More

Meiosis and Alternation of Generations

Review of Mitosis: Cell Cycle The cell cycle contains the process in which cells are either dividing or in between... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a physio-chemical process carried out by photo-auto-lithotrophs by converting light energy into chemical... Read More

Characteristic

Characteristics Definition We can define characteristics as qualities or features that describe the distinctive nature or... Read More

Homologous structures

Homologous Structures Definition What are homologous structures? Before we define that, let us first identify the meaning... Read More

Turgidity

Turgidity Definition Turgidity is the state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content. In a general... Read More

Ecological niche

Ecological Niche Definition An ecological niche refers to the interrelationship of a species with all the biotic and... Read More

Herbivore

Herbivore Definition A herbivore is the primary consumer of the food chain that usually occupies the second trophic level... 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

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are... Read More

Analogous structures

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

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Degenerate

Degenerate means to become worse or less of its kind or former state. In biology, it means an entity performs the same... Read More

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Incomplete dominance

Incomplete Dominance Definition After Gregor Mendel discovered inheritance laws, the term ''incomplete dominance'' was... Read More

Genus

Genus Definition A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Introductory Chemistry – a Foundation

Introductory Chemistry - a Foundation     ... Read More

Archaea

Archaea is a group of prokaryotic life forms distinct from bacteria forming a separate domain of life. They possess... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Species

Every living organism is unique when you observe its morphological, anatomical, molecular, genetic, biochemical, chemical,... Read More

Ant

Ant Definition An ant is an insect belonging to the family Formicidae. It belongs to the order Hymenoptera, together with... Read More

Dominant species

Dominance is the state of being supreme or dominant. Community dominance refers to the form of dominance where certain... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Non-living thing

Non-living Thing Definition A non-living thing in biology means any form without a life, such as an inanimate body or... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Homologous

Homologous Definition What is homologous? In general science, the word “homologous” is used to show a degree of... Read More

Chromosomal mutation

Every living thing is made up of DNA. Our DNA is what makes us unique and different in the world. Our DNA is made up of... 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

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Humans are Omnivores – Evidence

A number of popular myths about vegetarianism sprung with no scientific basis. One example of such a myth is that man is... Read More

Leaf

Leaf Definition (botany) A plant organ that is specialized for photosynthesis. Collectively, it constitutes foliage.... 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

Replication

Replication, in the general sense, is to create a copy or a duplicate. Thus, in biology, replication is commonly associated... Read More