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Tree

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

Phylogenetic tree

Definition noun, plural: phylogenetic tree A tree diagram that shows the evolutionary histories and relationships of groups... Read More

Arboreal

Arboreal Definition Arbor is a Latin word meaning "tree". Thus, arboreal means "related to or pertaining to trees". The... Read More

Phylogeny

Phylogeny refers to the evolutionary history of the development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms. The... 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

Shittah tree

shittah tree A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc, of the Jewish tabernacle... Read More

Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics Definition Phylogenetics is the scientific study of phylogeny. It studies evolutionary relationships among... Read More

Branching tree

Definition noun A branching identification key where the structure of the decision tree is displayed graphically as a... Read More

Gum

Gum The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws. (Science: medicine) gum rash,... Read More

Community Patterns

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

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Secondary succession

We all have come across news where forest lands got destroyed by wildfires. Or sometimes we have read about an entire... 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

Dendrology

Definition noun The study of wooden plants such as trees and shrubs Supplement Dendrology is the study of wooden plants. It... Read More

Balsam

Balsam 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,... 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

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

Strangler

Definition noun, plural: stranglers (botany) A hemiepiphyte or epiphyte that grows when seed germinates at the canopy of the... Read More

Ecological Research: Measuring & Analysis

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously in this lesson, we learned that high biodiversity is essential to a healthy... Read More

Balete

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

Ecosystem

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

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

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

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... 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

Growth

Growth Definition What is growth in biology? Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... 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

Sapwood

Definition noun The white, softer, outermost wood that has not yet become heartwood and is involved in conducting... Read More

Dendrite

Dendrite Definition Dendrites are the protoplasmic projections from the neuron cells that receive the electrochemical... Read More

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Ficus

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

Philippine tarsier

Definition noun, plural: Philippine tarsiers A tarsier species endemic to the islands of the Philippines Supplement Tarsiers... Read More

Mastich

Mastich --> mastic 1. (Science: botany) a low shrubby tree of the genus pistacia (P. Lentiscus), growing upon the islands... Read More

Phenotypic ratio

Phenotypic Ratio Definition How would one define phenotypic ratio? The correlation between the amount of offspring that... Read More

Unusual Plants

By Regina Bailey Plants are amazing organisms. They are able to create their own food through photosynthesis, and provide... Read More

Conjugate

Conjugate Definition Conjugate in a broader sense refers to related pairs of substances or entities that are interconnected... Read More

Forest

Forest 1. (Science: ecology) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the united states, a wood of... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More