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Nutrient

Definition noun, plural: nutrients Food, or any nourishing substance assimilated by an organism, and required for growth,... Read More

Nonessential nutrient

Definition noun, plural: nonessential nutrients A nutrient in which an organism is capable of producing it in sufficient... Read More

Micronutrient

Definition noun, plural: micronutrients A nutrient needed in small amounts Supplement Micronutrients are those nutrients... Read More

Nutrient medium

nutrient medium --> culture medium A substance, either solid or liquid, used for the cultivation, isolation,... Read More

Nutrient artery

nutrient artery (Science: anatomy, artery) An artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Disaccharide

Definition noun plural: disaccharides di·sac·cha·ride, daɪˈsækəɹaɪd (biochemistry) A (carbohydrate) composed of... Read More

Haustorium

Definition noun, plural: haustoria (botany) Knob-like root for penetrating into and absorbing nutrients and water from the... Read More

Decomposition

Definition noun The process or act of breaking down an organic material or substance into smaller constituent parts,... Read More

Batch culture

Definition noun, plural: batch cultures A large-scale closed system culture in which cells are grown in a fixed volume of... Read More

Pioneer species

You might have come across news of some barren lands turning into luscious grasslands or forests after decades? Or you might... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... 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

Tracheid

Definition noun, plural: tracheids (botany) A tubular cell in the xylem of vascular plants whose primary function is to... Read More

Xylem fiber

Definition noun, plural: xylem fibers Any of the fibers made up of dead sclerenchyma cells in between the xylem vessels... Read More

Batch processing

Batch processing (Science: technique) growth in a closed system with a specific amount of nutrient medium. In bioprocessing,... Read More

Intraspecific competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition between members of the same species Supplement In biology, competition... Read More

Food

Definition noun (1) A form of nourishing substance that is consumed (2) A substance that provides nourishment (3) A source... Read More

Maltose

Definition noun plural: maltoses mal·tose, ˈmɔːltəʊz A reducing disaccharide formed when two glucose monomers join... Read More

Sugar

Sugar Definition The term sugar is the generic term for any disaccharides and monosaccharides. Sugars are an essential... Read More

Vascular tissue

Definition noun, plural: vascular tissues (botany) A complex permanent tissue involved in the conduction of materials (e.g.... Read More

Vascular permeability

Definition noun The ability of blood vessel wall to allow small molecules (such as ions, water and nutrients) and whole... Read More

Intermediate metabolism

Definition noun The intermediate steps within the cells in which the nutrient molecules or foodstuffs are metabolized and... Read More

Primary xylem

Definition noun, plural: primary xylems The xylem formed during the primary growth from procambium of root and shoot... Read More

Milieu interieur

Definition noun (1) Literally means: the environment within. (2) The outside of the cells inside the body of an organism,... 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

Biotic factor

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

Ecosystem diversity

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

Closed circulatory system

Definition noun A type of circulatory system where blood circulates within closed vessels, thus, blood is distinct from... Read More

Independent variable

Independent Variable Definition To define an independent variable, let us first understand what a variable is. The word... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Kelp Forest

Definition noun, The most biologically productive habitat found in the cold rich nutrient marine ecosystem. Supplement The... Read More

Metaphloem

Definition noun, plural: metaphloems A component of the primary phloem that develops often following the differentiation of... Read More

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Still Water Animals

Through millions of years of evolution, animals living in an aquatic environment have diversified to occupy the ecological... Read More

Freshwater Community Energy Relationships – Producers & Consumers

The previous tutorial on producers and consumers noted the reliance that organisms have on one another to obtain energy to... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More