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Plantae

Definition noun A taxonomic group comprised of plants, particularly land plants and green algae Supplement Plantae is a... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Plant

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

Archaea

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

Archaeplastida

Definition noun A taxonomic kingdom of the domain Eukaryota that includes land plants, green algae, red algae, and... Read More

Chlorophyta

Chlorophyta Definition Chlorophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live in marine habitats.... Read More

Class

Our earth is home to diverse groups of organisms. These living things exist in the ecosystem. Dating back to the ancient... 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

Glaucophyte

Definition noun, plural: glaucophytes Any of the freshwater microscopic algae of the Kingdom... Read More

Kingdom

Definition noun, plural: kingdoms In biology, kingdom is a taxonomic rank that is composed of smaller groups called phyla... Read More

Apomixis

Apomixis Definition Just like any other organism, the process of reproduction is pivotal to the life cycle of plants. There... Read More

Taxon

Taxon Definition When studying biological organisms, it’s easier to define, classify and understand them when we follow a... Read More

Ficus

Definition noun A pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs, or vines belonging to the taxonomic family... Read More

Primitive Animals

Incorrect taxonomic classifications deemed organisms to be either animals or plants, in the Plantae or Animalia kingdoms... Read More

Cactus

Definition noun, plural: cacti Any of the plants of the family Cactaceae that are often characterized by having thick,... Read More

Evolution of Life – Ancient Earth

Continuing from the previous tutorial investigating the origins of life on Earth.... Life began to flourish, and the... Read More

Liliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class of the division Magnoliophyta comprised of lilies, grasses, palms,... Read More

Magnoliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class comprised of the dicotyledonous plants, according to the Takhtajan system... Read More

Balete

Definition noun (botany) A plant species of the genus Ficus of the family Moraceae, and is endemic in the... 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

Cactoidea

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) The largest subfamily of the cactus family comprised of the tribes: Browningieae, Cacteae,... Read More

Dragon fruit

Definition noun, plural: dragon fruits (1) Hylocereus undatus, the cactus species of the family Cactaceae, and native to... Read More

Tree

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

Gymnosperm

Definition noun, plural: gymnosperms A vascular plant in which the seeds are not enclosed by a ripened ovary... Read More

Matrix

Bodies of living organisms are organized structures. These are organized in a hierarchy of organ systems, organs, tissues,... Read More

Protist

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

Banyan

Definition noun, plural: banyans (botany) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig tree (Ficus... Read More

Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Youpon

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

Rhizophora

Definition noun (botany) A genus of the family Rhizophoraceae which includes the true mangroves Supplement Rhizophora is a... Read More

Division

Division 1. The act of dividing. 2. (Science: zoology) a rank that if treated as a division of a genus or subgenus is deemed... Read More

Opuntia

Definition noun (botany) A genus of cactaceous plants belonging to the family Cactaceae, such as the prickly pear, Indian... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Eukaryotic cells

Eukaryotic Cells Definition What is a eukaryotic cell? Eukaryotic cells refer to the cells of (or derived from) eukaryotes,... 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

Brassica

Brassica (Science: botany) a genus of plants belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae. The whole family includes a total... Read More

Algae

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