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Thrive

thrive 1. To posper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer... Read More

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

Hyperthermophile

Definition noun, plural: hyperthermophiles An organism that is adapted to live and thrive at temperature as high as 80°C... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Aerobic bacteria

Aerobic Bacteria Definition What does aerobic mean in biology? As the name suggests, 'aerobe' in biology means organisms... Read More

Carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity Definition What is carrying capacity? In biology and environmental science, the carrying capacity of a... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Biotic factor

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

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

Leaf

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

Interspecific competition

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

Neutrophile

Definition noun, plural: neutrophiles (1) A neutrophilic organism that lives and thrives in an environment with a... Read More

Alkaliphile

Definition noun, plural: alkaliphiles An organism that can live and thrive in an alkaline environment Supplement An... Read More

Commensalism

Commensalism Definition What is commensalism? Literally, commensalism is a Latin word that means ‘to eat at the same... Read More

Extremophile

Definition noun, plural: extremophiles An organism adapted to live and thrive in an environment with extreme conditions such... 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

Primary succession

Primary Succession Definition Primary succession is an ecological succession where a newly formed area is inhabited for the... Read More

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater ecology focuses on the relations of aquatic organisms to their freshwater habitats. There are two forms of... Read More

Endemic

Global biodiversity is under threat and the rate at which species are getting endangered and extinct is alarming. If you... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

Facultative Anaerobe Definition What does facultative anaerobe mean? Facultative organisms are the most adaptable... Read More

Aerotolerant

Aerotolerant Definition The term "aerotolerant" pertains to an organism that does not require oxygen for growth but can... Read More

Protist

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

Life

Life Definition Life is a characteristic of a living organism that distinguishes the latter from a dead organism or a... Read More

Lights’ Effect on Growth

Plants are the primary producers of energy in any ecosystem, meaning that they bring in new energy to it which supports... Read More

Ecological buffer zone

Definition noun A zone or an area that serves not for any anthropogenic use but as a conserved natural habitat where plants... Read More

Ecological niche

An ecological niche refers to the interrelationship of a species with all the biotic and abiotic factors affecting it. This... Read More

Terrestrial animal

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial animals Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce on terrestrial (or... Read More

Facultative

Definition adjective (1) Not compulsory; not restricting. (2) Of, or relating to, mental faculty. (biology) Capable of... Read More

Omnivorous diet

Definition noun A type of diet in which both animal and plant matter are the main food source Supplement An omnivorous diet... Read More

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)   ... Read More

Endosymbiotic theory

Endosymbiotic theory definition noun (evolutionary biology) A theory suggesting that the organelles such as mitochondria... Read More

Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Abiotic factors are essentially non-living components that affect the living organisms of the freshwater community. When... 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

“Mutualism factor” could explain why body does not attack normal flora

When sadness reeks in and you feel as if you are all by yourself, think again. That is because you are never alone. As a... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Muscles of the Apes – a thwack on human muscle evolution

Summary: A recent finding suggests that apes do have the muscles for bipedalism, vocal communication, and facial... Read More

Why Is The Mary River Turtle Endangered

The Mary River Turtle  (Elusor macrurus) has been named recently as one of the species on the brink of extinction. That is... Read More