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Interactions among Microbial Populations

Organisms living together in a community influence each other directly or indirectly under natural condition. All vital process of living such as growth, nutrition, reproduction required interactions between individuals of same species, or between species which are inter- and intra-related. Such relationships of individuals in a population of an ecosystem …

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Chloroplast Evolution: Endosymbiotic Theory

Algae is a hetergenous group of organisms containing members having chlorphyll ‘a’ as their primary photosynthetic pigments. These green chlorophyll molecules along with some accessory pigments are contained generally in a membrane bound packet like structure called chloroplast within the algal body. In some members, chloroplast is absent though; such …

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Anthoceros: The Hornworts

Systematic position Division: Bryophyta Class: Anthoceropsida Order: Anthocerotales Family: Anthocerotaceae Genus: Anthoceros Habit and Habitat The name ‘Anthoceros’ means ‘flower horn’ and refers to the characteristics horn-shaped saprophyte. Anthocerosis a genus of hornworts in the family Anthocerotaceae. With about 250 species, it is widely distributed in the tropical and temperate regions …

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