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How do lipids maintain the fluidity of the plasma membrane?
The fluidity of the plasma membrane is maintained by the lipids present in the membrane such as phospholipids, glycolipids, and sterols. These lipids play a vital role in enhancing the flexibility and mechanical stability of the membrane.
What are different factors that affect the growth of plants?
The plant growth is influenced by a variety of external and internal factors. The former include light, temperature, water, nutrients etc. while the latter includes genetic and hormonal factors.
How do Auxins affect Plant growth?
Auxins are powerful plant growth hormones (or plant growth regulators) produced by plants. They are found in the shoot and root tips and promote cell division, stem and root growth. Auxins are involved in phototropism, geotropism, hydrotropism and various other developmental changes.
Why are some fungi grouped under “fungi imperfecti”?
There are over 100,000 species of fungi. Some of them are one-celled like the yeasts; others are complex like mushrooms and some of them are called imperfect fungi. Fungi are the major decomposers (besides bacteria) and some parasitic forms of fungi may also cause diseases in plants and animals. Classification of Fungi: Classification of fungi is largely… Continue reading Why are some fungi grouped under “fungi imperfecti”?
Why Blue Green Algae are not included in Plantae Kingdom?
Blue Green Algae also called as Cyanobacteria are one of the most successful organisms on this planet. Initially, they were classified Plantae, but later they were moved to the Monera Kingdom.
Why is the Two-Kingdom Classification System Inadequate?
We can easily distinguish a living animal from a living plant in our surroundings. So, to keep it as simple as it was, Carolus Linnaeus classified all the organisms of the world into two Kingdoms i.e. Plantae and Animalia. But the grouping of such diverse organisms into only two kingdoms was not satisfactory to many biologists of that time.
What is Eutrophication? What are its Causes & Effects?
A sudden increase in the organic and inorganic nutrient supply in an aquatic environment is termed as Eutrophication. Sewage and waste water from industries and agriculture serve as primary source of these nutrients. Eutrophication results in the death of fishes, and other marine animals.
How do cells in Embryo get their Roles to Play?
Cell Specification is a process of distributing roles among different cells of an embryo. This process starts when cells are capable of differentiating autonomously in a neutral environment. Among, three basic modes of cell specification, most of the organisms prefer an amalgam of the two or three modes.