Monthly Archives: August 2019

Sphagnum: A Useful Peat

(AB: This article only contains the use of peat from Sphagnum and it’s uses in gardening. Although some constructive discussions are in here to facilitate it, they are not exhaustive.) If you are fond of gardening or concerned about the dying condition of your trees, this article will be helpful …

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Porella: The Leafy Liverworts

Systematic Position Division  : Bryophyta Class      : Hepaticopsida Order     : Jungermanniales Family   : Porallaceae Genus    : Porella Habit And Habitat Porella the only genus of the family prellaceae, grows in temperate and tropical regions, mainly in the hills. A total of 184 species have been identified. They …

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Selaginella: Tale of spikemosses

Selaginella sp.  is a sole genus of vascular plant under family Selaginellaceae and order Selaginellales. The member of this order have herbaceous stems that are usually without any indication of a secondary thickening. Commonly known as spike mosses. Classification Division: Lycophyta Class: Ligulopsida Order: Selaginellales Family: Selaginellaceae Genus: Selaginella Occurrence …

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Friendly Behaviour Of Bacteria

When we heard about bacteria the first thing that came to our mind is that it must be harmful for us. And it’s  very common because the word”bacteria” generally indicates some sort of disease and is likely to repulse and scare we off. Scientists estimate that only 1-10% of total …

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Rickettsia: The Disease Causing Bacteria (Part-1)

‘Rickettsia’ is a genus of non-motile, gram-negative, non spore-forming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that may occur in the forms of cocci, rods, or threads. The term ‘rickettsia’ has nothing to do with ‘rickets’, which is a deficiency disease resulting from lack of vitamin D; the bacterial genus ‘Rickettsia’ was named after Howard Taylor …

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Heterocyst: A Botanical Enigma

Imagine being a very special sibling, having some unique features, acting in a good and interestingly weird way unlike others – feeling important already, right? Heterocyst is such a sibling of other algal cells which altogether make a filamentous structure of the algae. Whereas the other cells perform the function …

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Study Botany in USA: Steps to Follow

প্রথমেই ক্ষমা চেয়ে নিচ্ছি আমার সেই সব জুনিয়র এর কাছে যারা কিনা আমাকে প্রায়ই নক দেয় এবং অনেক সময় হয়তো আমার পক্ষে ধৈর্য রেখে সবার প্রশ্নের উত্তর দেয়া সম্ভব হয় না। একে আমি নিজে introvert, নতুন মানুষের সাথে অনেক ক্ষণ কথা বলা এমনিতেই একটু কষ্টকর, তার উপরে বাবা মা সবাইকে …

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Algae: The Oxygen Factory

In the very beginning of the article, let’s have a flashback of few interesting information about algae: The Algae does 60% of the total Photosynthesis. BGA (Blue-Green Algae) started photosynthesis and produced free oxygen for the first time. About 40-50% of the total oxygen in the atmosphere comes from algae. Now, the question …

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Divisions: Euglenophyta, Phaeophyta, Chrysophyta

Algae is an extremely diverse group of organisms that make up the lower phylogenetic echelons of the plant kingdom. A precise definition of this group is elusive and they share many obvious characteristics with higher land plants, whereas their distinguishing features from other plant groups are varied and more subtle …

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