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Native

native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More

Native protein

Definition noun, plural: native proteins The protein inside the cell that is in its native or natural state and unaltered... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Flora

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we've come to know some of the most fascinating endemic... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... 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

Exotic species

Exotic Species Definition What is an exotic species? In biology, an exotic species refers to a plant species or an animal... Read More

Don’t Read This, You Know It All Already – Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity

Don't Read This, You Know It All Already - Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity If you're a farmer maybe you... Read More

Community Patterns

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

No Chokky for Your Kids? – Why You Should Care About Biodiversity

No Chokky for Your Kids? - Why You Should Care About Biodiversity Imagine a world without chocolate. It could happen. It's... Read More

Ecology & Biodiversity: New Zealand Flora & Fauna

New Zealand is known for its unique biodiversity, caused by its remarkable geography and geologic history. Breaking away... Read More

Endemic

Endemic Definition Endemic (adj.) means native to a particular area or region or an exclusive characteristic of a thing,... Read More

Mother

mother 1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child. 2. That which has produced or... Read More

Vernacular

vernacular Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; now used chiefly of... Read More

Potato

potato Origin: Sp. Patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti. (Science:... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

Plane

Plane 1. To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by... Read More

Invasive species

Invasive species Non-native species disrupting and replacing native... Read More

Youpon

Definition noun, plural: youpons (botany) An evergreen shrub of the Holly family native to southeastern North America, which... Read More

Walnut

walnut (Science: botany) The fruit or nut of any tree of the genus juglans; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or... Read More

Renaturation

Definition noun, plural: renaturations (molecular biology) The conversion of denatured protein or nucleic acid to its native... Read More

Innate

Innate 1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. 2. (Science: psychology) Originating in, or derived... Read More

Scared to Death

Scared to Death: Self-Willed Death, or the Bone-Pointing Syndrome   by Patrick D Hahn   Accepted on: September 4,... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Adjutant

Adjutant 1. A helper; an assistant. 2. A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a... Read More

Tuatara

Definition noun, plural: tuatara or tuataras A nocturnal lizard-like reptile of the genus Sphenodon that is native to New... Read More

Sex and the Single Soybean – A Biodiversity Love Story

Millions of years after their ancestors parted company on the northern shores of Australia, two world-roaming plants have... Read More

Natural

natural 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character;... Read More

Ore

ore 1. The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as gold, copper, etc, or combined, as iron, lead, etc.... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Geographical History

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes New Zealand is... Read More

Ficus benghalensis

Definition noun (botany) A fig species of the family Moraceae that is native to the Indian Subcontinent and colloquially... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More

Sponge

Sponge 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of spongiae, or porifera. 2. The elastic fibrous skeleton of many... Read More

Spinach

spinach A widely cultivated plant, spinacia oleracea, native to asia, having succulent, edible leaves eaten as a... Read More

Mung

Definition noun (1) Mung bean: the seed of Vigna radiata. (2) A plant of the genus Vigna in the Fabaceae family, native to... Read More

Oriental

oriental 1. A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic. 2. Eastern Christians of the... Read More

Lotus

Lotus 1. (Science: botany) a name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies,... Read More

Urania

urania 1. One of the nine muses, daughter of zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy. 2. (Science: zoology) A genus of... Read More

Respire

respire 1. (Science: physiology) To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire, as air; to breathe successively, for the... Read More