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The Ecology Of A Rain Forest
The Ecology Of A Rain Forest
The Ecology of a Rain Forest In 1980, the estimated amount of rain forests in the world was 40,000 square miles. This number decreases each year by roughly 1,000 square miles due to construction and the resources being used for profit. It is too bad, because the rain forest is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is the most diverse, containing the most species of living things, much more than anywhere else, and most have yet to be identified. All rain forests are located on earth's g
Active Transport
Active Transport
Active Transport Since the cell membrane is somewhat permeable to sodium ions, simple diffusion would result in a net movement of sodium ions into the cell, until the concentrations on the two sides of the membrane became equal. Sodium actually does diffuse into the cell rather freely, but as fast as it does so, the cell actively pumps it out again, against the concentration difference. The mechanism by which the cell pumps the sodium ions out is called active transport. Active transport requir
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management Integrated pest management (IPM) is a recently developed technology for pest control that is aimed at achieving the desired control while reducing the use of pesticides. To accomplish this, various combinations of chemical, biological, and physical controls are employed. In the past, pesticides were all too often applied routinely whether needed or not. With IPM, pest populations as well as beneficial parasite and predator populations are monitored to determine whether
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain INTRODUCTION: Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fishand plants to die in our waters. As well it causes harm to our own race aswell, because we eat these fish, drink this water and eat these plants. Itis a problem that we must all face together and try to get rid of. Howeveracid rain on it's own is not the biggest problem. It cause many otherproblems such as aluminum poisoning. Acid Rain is deadly. WHAT IS ACID RAIN? Acid rain is all the rain, snow, mist etc that fal
BIODIVERSITY
BIODIVERSITY
BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity, as defined by E.O. Wilson, is meant to be all inclusive- it's the genetic based variation of living organisms at all levels, from the variety of genes in populations of single species, through species, on up to the array of natural ecosystems. This includes plants, animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, and all microorganisms. All of these things create what is known as a web. These things interact with each other in some way there for they depend on one another throug
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain INTRODUCTION: Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. As well it causes harm to our own race as well, because we eat these fish, drink this water and eat these plants. It is a problem that we must all face together and try to get rid of. However acid rain on it's own is not the biggest problem. It cause many other problems such as aluminum poisoning. Acid Rain is deadly. WHAT IS ACID RAIN? Acid rain is all the rain, snow, mist etc that
Prescribing Experimental Drugs
Prescribing Experimental Drugs
Prescribing Experimental Drugs A great deal of time, money and research go into the development of a new drug and many of these drugs won?t even make it to the destined patient until it?s too late. Imagine having to tell someone with a life-threatening disease that there is a possible cure but it happens to be in the experimental phases of development, and they don?t qualify for the clinical trial. ?It is estimated that, in 2006, nearly 1.4 million ?terminally ill? patients in the United States
1.01 Journal: Characteristics of Life
1.01 Journal: Characteristics of Life
1.01 Journal: Characteristics of Life These organisms all exhibit the presence of the seven characteristics of life, they respond to the environment, they are capable of reproduction, excretion, respiration, they require nutrition and energy. Each grow and adapt throughout the changes of their environment. They interact with each other in the process known as symbiosis. These organisms also differ, in taxonomy and in complexity. The human, oak tree, sea weed and mushroom are multicellular (proka
REVIEW 3
REVIEW 3
REVIEW 3 Chapter 4Exam 1February 28th, 2017 Describe the Cell Theory and the experiment that showed where cells originate. What are the basic functions of a cell? When would you use an electron, confocal, or light microscope? What are cells small? Think of volume to surface ratios Distinguish between the cytosol and the cytoplasm How are eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells different? What is the function of bacterial sex pili? Describe a technique you would use to separate cellular organelle. What
REVIEW 3
REVIEW 3
REVIEW 3 Chapter 4Exam 1February 28th, 2017 Describe the Cell Theory and the experiment that showed where cells originate. All organisms are composed of one or more cells, it's the basic structural and functional unit of all living organisms and they come about from cells that already exist. Robert Hooke ( 1600's) used the newly invented microscope, looked at thinly sliced cork from a tree through a microscope. He gave the name cellulae meaning small rooms. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, shoekeeper, us
Review sheet for Lab Exam 1
Review sheet for Lab Exam 1
: Review sheet for Lab Exam 1: Experimental Design (Paramecium) Lab The scientific method: the experimental approach Formulating hypotheses Control treatments versus experimental treatments Hypotheses versus experimental predictions The importance of replications Independent and dependent and standardized variables The importance of data analysis Independent samples Be able to design an experiment given a specific scenario Case studies Be able to analyze a case like you did with the Lyme disease
Campbell Biology, 10e (Reece)
Campbell Biology, 10e (Reece)
Campbell Biology, 10e (Reece) Chapter 5 The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules 1) Which of these classes of biological molecules does NOT include polymers? A) lipids B) carbohydrates C) proteins D) nucleic acids Answer: A Bloom's Taxonomy: Knowledge/Comprehension Section: 5.1 2) Which of the following is NOT a polymer? A) glucose B) starch C) cellulose D) DNA Answer: A Bloom's Taxonomy: Knowledge/Comprehension Section: 5.1 3) How many molecules of water are used to completely
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics Introduction When the Human Genome Project was begun in 1990 it was understood that to meet the project\'s goals, the speed of DNA sequencing would have to increase and the cost would have to come down. Over the life of the project virtually every aspect of DNA sequencing was improved. It took the project approximately four years to sequence its first one billion bases but just four months to sequence the second billion bases. During the month of January, 2003, 1.5 billion bases