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  • Local Adaptation of Plants Essay

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    In this study, the effect of introducing non-local plant material into a certain environment for restoration purposes was investigated. Several studies already showed that plants exhibit local adaptation to their sympatric environment (Howe et al., 2003; Savolainen et al., 2007; Leimu and Fischer, 2008; Salmela, 2014). We hypothesized that if A. arenaria shows evidence of local adaptation, we expect the plants of the experimental site, and closely related ones, to have a greater performance than

  • Antipredator Defense as a Limited Resource : Unequal Predation Risk and Broods of an Insect With Maternal Care

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    INSECTS WITH PARENTAL INSTINCTS More than two centuries ago, a Swedish scientist named Modeer described what appeared to be maternal behavior in the acanthosomatid shield bug Elasmucha grisea. He noted that the female did not fly away when an intruding object threatened her compact egg mass; instead, she remained steadfast and tilted her body towards the object (Tallamy). Unfortunately, this evidence, no matter how well documented, was not enough to convince countless people of the possibility

  • Global Warming : Climate Change Or The Greenhouse Effect

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    This week, after reading Eaarth by Bill McKibben, I became very interested in global warming. Global warming is defined as an increase in the earth 's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect. Global warming is also known as climate change or the greenhouse effect. The main cause of global warming is too much carbon dioxide being contained in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, however, absorbs heat and then warms the

  • The World War II Disrupted Trade Routes

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    Glycine max, more commonly known as soybeans, are part of the legume family and grown in various climates. The history of the plant, production worldwide, types, nutrition information, products from soybeans, pests, beneficial insects, and diseases are important to the present day growth of soybeans. They were originally grown in Southeast Asia in around 1100 B.C. The Asian countries kept this crop to themselves until the Europeans noticed them in the early seventeen hundreds. European nations

  • The Importance Of Mutualism Between Animal And Animal Species

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    older termites to ingest the symbiont. About 11 families and 40 genera of flagellates have been reported from the intestine of termites. Ant-aphid mutualism Some kinds of ants pick up aphids or the aphids eggs from the surface of green plants and shelter them inside their own nest. The ants use the digestive wastes of the aphids as their food while aphids in return get nourishment from the rootlets of the plants ramifying through

  • Excise A Tumor Poem Analysis

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    theme of unhappiness. That theme is further supported by the metaphors scattered throughout “How to Excise a Tumor.” One such metaphor is the “blind aphid.” An aphid is a small bug that feeds destructively on plants and a blind aphid would be particularly undiscerning. Without sight, the aphid “chew[s] straight through the core.” In other words, the aphid or the tumor continues eating and taking until it has destroyed the

  • Descriptive Essay About Cottonwood Trees

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    Cottonwood Trees Native to the United States, cottonwood trees’ preferred habitat in the wild include moist bottomland areas and around lakes and streams. Those wishing to add one to their landscape need to consider all aspects of the tree before planting, as the tree has a variety of drawbacks that don’t make it suitable for many locations. Basic Description Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoids), which is also its common name, is a fast-growing deciduous tree that obtains an additional 6-feet

  • Thrips

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    Thrips are members of the order Thysanoptera and have a slender body morphology with fringed wings. Similar to whiteflies, there are about 5,000 species of thrips, but 10 are known to vector plant viruses (Hull, 2002c). Like aphids, their polyphagous nature and ability to reproduce quickly and parthenogenically are contributing factors to their effectiveness as virus vectors. Thrips tabaci , for example is capable of feeding on 140 different plants species and produce several generations within a

  • Gmo : A Better Version Of An Animal Or A Food Plant?

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    What is GMO? The GMO is a genetically animal or plant that has been genetically altered in a lab by scientist who are trying improve a plant ability to grow in non-native environments, to resist pest, to tolerate the extreme weather conditions, and to improve the production of more food such as milk in cows. Which basically means that GMO is a better version of an animal or a food plant that is created by several scientist through genetic engineering techniques. There are several GMO’s that the consumers

  • Great Elephant Ears

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    How to Grow Great Elephant Ears 2011 Edition The elephant ear is a tropical plant that many people use to give their gardens a new, plush, and exotic look over their neighbors. Why settle for the traditional roses when you can be the envy of all those rose lovers. Growing to an average of 3-5 feet, the large leafy plant is named after its large green leaves, which closely resemble the ears of an elephant. Being a tropical plant you will generally want to plant elephant