How Flowers Changed the World

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In his work “How Flowers Changed the World”, Loren Eiseley describes the importance of flowers and how they contributed to the evolution of animals, as well as to the emergence of mankind. Millions of years ago, before flowers bloomed across the earth, the la ... Continue Reading


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Taxonomy is the study and description of the variation of organisms, the investigation of the causes and consequences of this variation, and the manipulation of the data obtained to produce a system of classification. Through the use of an evolutionary tree I will be able to represent the relations ... Continue Reading

Their Eyes Were Watching God-Literary Analysis

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Janie’s experience underneath the pear tree affects her views of love and her decisions for the rest of her life. Hurston uses words and phrases like: virginity, gold, panting breath, sanctum of a bloom, arch to meet the love embrace, and frothing in delight, all of which are connected to sex ... Continue Reading


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1. The soil is where the roots of the plant are mounted. After the water moves out of the soil, it first enters the plant through the root epidermis. The epidermis sucks water in. They have very thin root hairs to make it easier to absorb water from a larger surface area. More surface area to absorb ... Continue Reading

rare plants

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The fossil plant was found in northeast China from bedrock of ash, called Archaefructaceae.This fossil plant had leaves and produced seeds together with a fruit, but without any petals! This fruit is an important finding because past fossils of early anthophytes showed ev ... Continue Reading

The Rose Family

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The Rose Family is also known as Rosaceae. When Rosacea is defined widely, it contains somewhere between about one thousand two hundred and three thousand and four hundred species, in about one hundred to one hundred and twenty two genera. This includes such diverse members as Appl ... Continue Reading

Plants and Fungi

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1. Plants experience a multicellular haploid stage and a multicellular diploid stage, which makes them a haplodiplontic species. The progression from haploid to diploid is called alteration of generations. Zygomycetes (Fungi phyla Zygomycota) are entirely haploid, excepting ... Continue Reading

Angiosperms and Gymnosperms

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Angiosperms are flowering plants. Angiosperms are the biggest group in the plant kingdom. They have true roots, stems, leaves and flowers. They also have seeds. The seeds are formed when an egg is fertilized by pollen in the ovary. The ovary is within the flower. The flower contains the male or fema ... Continue Reading

The Plant Life Cycle

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There are many members of the plant kingdom, comprising about 260,000 known species of mosses, liverworts, ferns, herbaceous and woody plants, bushes, vines, trees, and various other forms that mantle the earth and are also found in its waters. They range in size and com ... Continue Reading

Vampire Plants

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In general, plants are chlorophyll-containing autotrophs. In some very rare cases, however, a plant is able to carry on its activity without the use of chloroplasts. These plants are classified a ... Continue Reading

Brassica Rapa

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Throughout the semester students examined in a step-by-step fashion, the life cycle of a typical flowering plant, the wild mustard Brassica rapa. We followed the development and growth from the planted seed to seed production in eight weeks. Students studied the life ... Continue Reading


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The social theme that I interpreted from this story was creation. In the very beginning of the story Fynn mentions a plant that he is growing; a plant that will produce a wife to his liking. The vegetable wife plant which he has decided to grow, “has a hardy stock, bypassing the more delicate Vege ... Continue Reading

Bryophytes and ferns

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The term bryophyte is used to describe a phylum of plants that are composed of over 25,000 species throughout the world. Bryophytes are made up of three major groups of plants: the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts, all of which are located throughout the world, even in extreme environments ( Rave ... Continue Reading

The Desire of Knowledge

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“The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall. The desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall,” Francis Bacon. The two short stories “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorn and “By the Waters of Babylon,” b ... Continue Reading