• Biology,  Botony

    Symbiosis

    A symbiosis is an evolved interaction or close living relationship between organisms from different species, usually with benefits to one or both of the individuals involved. Symbioses may be ‘obligate’, in which case the relationship between the two species is so interdependent, that each of the organisms is unable to survive without the other, or ‘facultative’, in which the two species engage in a symbiotic partnership through choice, and can survive individually. Obligate symbioses are often evolved over a long period of time, while facultative symbioses may be more modern, behavioral adaptions; given time, facultative symbioses may evolve into obligate symbioses. Endosymbiosis is a symbiotic relationship, occurring when one of…

  • Biology,  Q & A

    What Would Happen If All the Bees Died?

    There are about 20,000 species of bees in the world, and they are probably the most important insect pollinators. The thousands of bee species have unique flight patterns and floral preferences, and many have coevolved with flowers in such a way that their body sizes and behaviors almost perfectly complement the flowers they pollinate. Sadly, bees of all types are in decline worldwide, as are many other insects. The familiar honeybee has suffered greatly from colony collapse disorder, in which hives suddenly lose their adult members. Populations of bumblebees and other solitary bees have steeply declined in many places, largely because of insecticide and herbicide use, habitat loss, and global…

  • Biology,  Botony,  MCQ

    MCQs ON KINGDOM MONERA

    1. Which one belongs to monera? (a) Amoeba (b) Escherichia (c) Gelidium (d) Spirogyra. Answer and Explanation: 1. (b): All prokaryotic organisms comes under Kingdom monera. Escherichia coli is a bacteria. Monera includes bacteria, mycoplasmas, cyanobacteria (blue green alga) and actinomycetes. 2. The main difference in Gram (+) ve and Gram (-) ve bacteria resides in their (a) cell wall (b) cell membrane (c) cytoplasm (d) flagella. Answer and Explanation: 2. (a): Danish bacteriologists Christian Gram for the first time classified bacteria on the basis of the cell wall into two groups – gram +ve and gram -ve by staining with crystal violet and safranin. Gram +ve cell walls are less complex…

  • Biology,  Botony

    MCQ ON PLANT REPRODUCTION

    1. Formation of gametophyte directly from sporophyte without meiosis is (a) apospory (b) apogamy (c) parthenogenesis (d) amphimixis. Answer and Explanation: 1. (a): Formation of gametophyte directly from sporophyte without meiosis and spore formation is apospory. The gametophyte has a diploid number of chromosomes such gametophyte may form viable gametes which fuse to form tetraploid sporophyte. Apogamy is the development of sporophyte directly from gametophytic tissue without fusion of gametes. Amphimixis is normal sexual reproduction. Parthenogenesis is the development of an embryo from an egg without fertilization. 2. Parthenogenesis is (a) development of an embryo without fertilization (b) development of fruit without fertilization (c) development of fruit without hormones (d) development of…

  • Biology,  Human anatomy

    What is the function of Earwax in the Human Body?

    The earwax is very useful substance which keeps our ears healthy and is produced naturally in the ear. This wax is found not only in humans, but also in animals. It cleans, protects and lubricates the ears. Let us study through this article about earwax, its function etc. Important facts about Earwax 1. The scientific name of the earwax is cerumen. It is formed in the outer part of our ear canal where there are thousands of glands. It is sticky and shiny substance. It coats the ear to moisturize it and fight against infection.2. Earwax also prevents from dust, dirt, and insects from entering the ear.3. It also works like a natural antibiotic,…

  • Biochemistry,  Biology,  Cell biology

    CARBOHYDRATES

    Micromolecules – Monosaccharides and Oligosaccharides (Including Disaccharides) Macromolecules – Polysaccharides The micromolecules have the molecular weight of < 1000 Daltons whereas the macromolecules have > 1000 Daltons as molecular weight. The average carbohydrate requirement in an adult is ~ 400g per day which provides about 50-70% of total energy. Essential elements in the constitution of carbohydrate – C. H. O General Formula – *Cx (H2O)y (Containing more than one-OH groups). The polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones can also be called as saccharides 80% of the dry weight of the plant is carbohydrate. There are 3-categories/classes  of carbohydrates: Monosaccharides Oligosaccharides Polysaccharides Monosaccharides They are simplest carbohydrates, with 3 to 7 carbon atoms.…

  • Biology,  Q & A,  Zoology

    Explain the excretory system in insects?

    Excretion Excretion is the process whereby an organism eliminates metabolic wastes and unwanted chemicals from its system. Metabolism is  the sum total of all the chemical reactions occurring in the cells and body. Some products of these metabolic reactions are toxic  and so must be processed or eliminated from the body. Others are simply materials that are present in excess and so must be  eliminated as waste. The process of excretion is quite different to defecation, which is the removal of undigested food wastes from  the gut. However, the gut of many animals also has a role in excretion as some materials may be excreted into the gut and  eliminated…

  • Biology,  Zoology

    SIGHT IN FISH

    While water is a better medium for the transmission of sound than air it is a much worse medium for the transmission of light. Basically, water absorbs light. This means that the further a ray of light travels through the water the weaker, or more attenuated it becomes. While we who live in the air can often see for several kilometres, sometimes even more than 20 km, a fish is lucky if it can see for 50 metres and generally it can see for far less than this. In muddy, algified or turbulent water visibility can often be measured in mere centimetres. Furthermore, because water absorbs light, the amount of…

  • Biology,  Botony,  MCQ

    MCQs ON KINGDOM FUNGI

    1. Lichens indicate SO2 pollution because of they (A) show association between algae and fungi (B) grow faster than others (C) are sensitive to SO2 (D) flourish in SO2 rich environment. Answer and Explanation: 1. (C): Lichens are found in Artie Tundra region where no other plant can grow. Lichens prefer to grow in pollution free environment. They are often used as an indicator of pollution and also they are very sensitive to SO2. They are first to die in a polluted environment (more SO2). 2. Absorptive heterotrophic nutrition is exhibited by (A) Algae (B) Fungi (C) Bryophytes (D) Pteridophytes Answer and Explanation: 2. (B): The true fungi or the eumycetes are special…

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