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Oomycetes: Order Saprolegnia

The oomycetes, also known as “water molds”, are a group of several hundred organisms that include some of the most devastating plant pathogens.  The diseases they cause include seedling blights, damping-off, root rots, foliar blights and downy mildews. Some notable diseases are the late blight of potato, downy mildew of …

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Meiosis: Reductional Division

In order to grow, cells have two options. They must either replicate themselves to create more cells, or the cells themselves must expand in volume. In humans, tissues such as the skin and blood contain cells that are actively dividing, while other tissues such as fat contain cells that expand. …

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Soil Solid & Solution

In the soil, there are different kinds of constitunets. These properties are divided into two major types- solid and solution. This composition of soil solids and soil solution is discussed in this article.   Chemical Composition of Soil Solids Soil Solid consists of soil mineral matter and soil organic matter. The …

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Composition of Soil

Soil- a very common word to all of us living in this universe. You must have seen, even touched soil. But do you ever thought about what component/s are jot down to make such a major element of our environment? Soil is basically a mixture of few basic components- inorganic …

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Factors of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a chemical reaction that takes place inside a plant, producing sugar type food for the plant to survive. Carbon dioxide, water and light are all needed for photosynthesis to take place. It happens in the leaves of a plant and the other green portions as well. This biochemical process is …

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