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Herbivore

Definition noun, plural: herbivores An animal that consumes herbaceous vegetation Supplement A food chain is comprised... Read More

Plant sets off “SOS” for plant defense when it gets hurt

When herbivore, such as an insect, nibbles a plant leaf, the plant sets off an "SOS" or distress signal as one of the... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Apparent competition

Competition Definition One of the many branches of biology is ecology. Ecology is the study of the relationships that the... Read More

Caecum

Definition noun, plural: caeca (anatomy) A blind pouch-like commencement of the colon in the right lower quadrant of the... Read More

Biological magnification

Definition noun, plural: biological magnification The increasing concentration of a particular substance (e.g. toxin) as it... Read More

Freshwater Lentic Communities & Animals

Plants that live partially or completely submerged in water are deemed hydrophytes. A form of symbiosis occurs with these... Read More

Isomaltulose

Definition noun plural: isomaltuloses A disaccharide comprised of a glucose monomer and a fructose monomer joined by... Read More

Trichome

Definition noun, plural: trichomes (botany) An outgrowth (hair-like or scale-like) from the epidermal cell (microbiology) A... Read More

Tannosome

Definition noun, plural: tannosomes An organelle, particularly a special type of leucoplast, involved primarily in... 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

Vermiform appendix

Definition noun, plural: vermiform appendixes (anatomy) A worm-shaped, vestigial process extending from the lower blind end... 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

Carnivorous diet

Definition noun A type of diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal meat or tissues Supplement A carnivorous diet is a... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Appendix

Definition noun, plural: appendixes (1) (anatomy) A worm-shaped, vestigial process extending from the lower blind end of... Read More

Primary consumer

Definition noun, plural: primary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds on autotrophs Supplement A food chain is... 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

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Food chain

Definition A feeding hierarchy in which organisms in an ecosystem are grouped into trophic (nutritional) levels and are... Read More

Consumer

Definition noun, plural: consumers An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms or organic matter... Read More

Omnivore

Omnivore Definition Omnivores are animals that include both plant and animal matter in their normal diet. They differ from... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Photoheterotroph

Definition noun, plural: photoheterotrophs An organism that depends on light for most of its energy and principally on... Read More

Interspecific competition

Interspecific Competition Definition In Biology, competition is defined as the process that occurs among species that have... Read More