Botany Essays & Term Papers

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Click Here For Research Papers Online! subject = Honors Biology title = PLant and Animal Cells papers = Plant and Animal Cells I. Introduction All organisms in life are composed of at least one or more cells. Cells are the basic units of life. There are three main features of a cell. First, all organisms consist of one or more cells. Second, cells are the smallest units of life and third, cells arise only from preexisting cells. These three facts are referred to as the cell theor

Click Here For Research Papers Online! Cannibis Sativa Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Elect

Click Here For Research Papers Online! title = abstract on Rose diseases Disease Control Multi-Purpose Fungicide Daconil 2787® Plant Disease Control This product is widely used for broad spectrum disease control on lawns, ornamentals and listed fruits and vegetables. Controls many foliar diseases such as: rust, black spot, leaf spot, blights, anthracnose and powdery mildew as listed on the label. Also controls conifer diseases and lawn diseases such as brown patch, red th

Sett Balise Biology-II Period III Wiltgen A Study of Carnivorous Plants What exactly are carnivorous plants? They have made appearances in countless movies, books, and science fairs, but what defines a carnivorous plant is that an essential part of its diet is meat or insects. This includes venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula), Pitcher Plants (Sarrecenia, Nepenthes, and Darlingtonia), and Sundews (Drosera). Why must these plants "eat" meat? As plants and animals evolve, they chang

A Study of Carnivorous Plants What exactly are carnivorous plants? They have made appearances in countless movies, books, and science fairs, but what defines a carnivorous plant is that an essential part of its diet is meat or insects. This includes venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula), Pitcher Plants (Sarrecenia, Nepenthes, and Darlingtonia), and Sundews (Drosera). Why must these plants "eat" meat? As plants and animals evolve, they change to thrive in their environments more effective

The Role of Hormones in Plants The majority of people know that hormones play a vital and important part in animal growth and development. The common layperson knows that without certain chemicals in their bodies, they would not function right. An example of a hormonal problem would be in the case of a dwarf in which a person does not produce enough growth hormone and grows only to a small height. What most people do not know is that plants also require hormones to grow and develop. This is

Heavy Metals and Their Uptake by Plants What are Heavy Metals? Heavy metals are natural constituents of the Earth's crust and trace amounts are always present in biological materials. They are defined more specifically as electropositive elements having a density greater than five. Some examples of heavy metals are mercury, plutonium, uranium, chromium, and lead. What are their effects on the environment? Small amounts of some of these metals are necessary for proper life

Popcorn is the oldest of three types of corn - field corn (fed to animals), sweet corn (fed to humans), and popcorn. It was discovered by Indian Americans many thousand years ago. In Bat Cave, a small cave in New Mexico, people 5,600 years ago made popcorn. Archaeologists found some unpopped kernels and they were still able to pop them. Popcorn (the plant) is 4-6 feet tall and very small, at least compared to other types of corn which sometimes grow to twenty feet. Many methods were tried

Mushrooms As you walk through a forest or even your backyard you may take a glance towards the ground and see a mushroom. Have you ever wondered what may be causing it to grow? What it is made of etc.? Different mushrooms are made of different things, and different forms of growth allow their quickness abilities in growth. So what is a mushroom? A mushroom is the fruit of the mushroom plant, like the apple of an apple tree. The body of the mushroom in called mycelium and its individua

Legalization of Marijuana What Is Marijuana Marijuana, a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the ubiquitous hemp plant Canabis sativa (or Cannabis indica). Smoked by rolling in tobacco paper or placing in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. Marijuana is known by a variety of names such as kif (Morocco), dagga (South Africa), and bhang (India). Common in the United States, marijuana

George Washington Carver American educator and an outstanding innovator in the agricultural sciences. Carver was born of slave parents near Diamond, Missouri. He left the farm where he was born when he was about ten years old and eventually settled in Minneapolis, Kansas, where he worked his way through high school. Following his graduation in 1894 from Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now Iowa State University), Carver joined the college faculty and continued hi

This report is about George Washington Carver a man who invented many things. He was born in 1864, near Diamond Grove, Missouri on the farm of Moses Carver. Carver was born into difficult and changing times, near the end of the Civil War. George and his mother were kidnapped by Confederate night-raiders and they were sent to Arkansas. Moses Carver found and reclaimed George after the war but his mother had disappeared forever. George had never met his father he believed that he was stil

Introduction The making of a nation is a slow and painful process. It needs a people who identify with each other and with the land they inhabit. Australia began that process on 26 January 1788. This essay will attempt to describe the Pre-European Customary law which existed in Australia in 1788. When the first fleet arrived in Botany Bay in 1788, It brought with it all the laws of England. English laws were seen as being every Englishman’s birthright. The coming of English laws wa

Australia has changed hands a lot throughout its history. From being inhabited by the aborigines, which had been there for around forty thousand years, until the British claimed it. However the British were not the first to come across this continent, they were just the first countries to see it as useful. The Dutch were seeking new land and trade in the East Indies, and found that sailing along the coasts of Africa and India too much longer than if the went due east and the cut up.

There are almost 300,000 Aborigines in Australia. About 34,500 live in Sydney. There is debate about when Aborigines migrated to Australia from Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian archipelago. There is evidence of occupation about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. The earliest archaeological evidence of Aboriginal occupation of the Sydney area is 15,000 years ago at Emu Plains in Sydney's west. Captain Cook guessed that the population of Aborigines for all of Australia would have been about

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute

Enzyme Activity Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to test the effects of different sugar types with pH and temperatures. We are testing to see if there is a difference in reaction and reaction time when placed into different temperature and pH. We are looking for changes in color, solidity, reaction time, etc. My hypothesis is that at different temperatures and amounts of pH, there will we different reactions. Introduction: The overview of these experiments is to test enzymes

A History of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800's, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden blooms in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world. Each year more than 750,000 people visit the well-manicured formal and informal gardens that are a testament to nature's vitality amidst urban brick and concrete. More t

Community, Identity, and Stability. This motto seems to appropriately state the nature of the hatchery, as well as the nature of the world that Huxley creates. The center strives for community, identity, and stability as it literally creates the people of the world. The motto helps Huxley use setting in three different situations. When describing community, Huxley creates the Infant Nurseries and the Neo-Pavlovion Condition Rooms to show setting. Huxley uses the Decanting Room to symboliz

George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was born near Diamond Grove, Missouri in 1864 on a plantation owned by a slave owner. His father, Moses Carver, and his mother, Susan Carver, were slaves on that plantation. As a young infant, George along with his mother was kidnapped by Confederate night raiders and was taken to Arkansas to be sold into slavery. Moses Carver s owner searched for George and finally found him and reclaimed him, but his mother was already sold. The man who

George Washington Carver was born into slavery January of 1860 on the Moses Carver plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri. He spent the first year of his life, the brutal days of border war, between Missouri and neighboring Kansas. George was a very sickly child with a whooping cough, which later leads to his speech dysfunction, and he was tiny and puny. George s father, James Carver, died in a wood hauling accident when he was bringing wood to his master s house one day. George was sick a lot

Amanda Muller October 31, 2001 Historical Sketch 3 Math Concepts MW 1050 Maria Gaetana Agnesi Maria Agnesi was born in Milan, Italy on May 16, 1718. During her lifetime she accomplished quite a bit. She was the first woman in the western part of the world to be officially and accurately referred to as a Mathematician. Her largest accomplishment and publication was published when Sir Isaac Newton was still alive and his studies most likely contributed to her own. Nevertheless, Agnesi

A. Introduction to Plants Plants grow in almost every part of the world. Without plants there could be no life on the earth. People could not live without air or food. The food that we eat comes from plants or from animals that eat plants. Much of our clothing is made from the fibers of a cotton plant. Scientists believe that there are over 260,000 species of plants, but no one knows really for sure. Many scientists divide all living things into five main groups called kingdoms. These king

Botany Choosing a career in botany ensures a person a wide choice of career opportunities, a fair salary, and an exciting life. If you prepare yourself with a good education and a positive attitude, you ll be well on your way to becoming a successful botanist. Anyone can find enjoyment and fulfillment in a career field as fun and beneficial to others as botany. If you like nature and being outdoors, you might enjoy a career as an ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, forester, or even

Plants are the basis of the food pyramid for all living things, even other plants. They have always been very important to people, not only for food, but also for clothing, weapons, tools, dyes, medicines, shelter and a great many other purposes. Both humans and animals benefit from plants. We eat many different types of plants such as fruits and vegetables. We also use plants for our herbs. Plants are also used to manufacture many different products such as shampoos, rubber, paper, and camera

Milfoil in the Northwest In Northern Idaho weed infestations of lakes, rivers, and streams have been increasing over the last few years. Doug Freeland is the Northern Idaho expert on a particular type of underwater weed, milfoil, that is rapidly spreading through many freshwater sources in Idaho as well as the rest of North America. Freeland s expertise has been used by Idaho counties, Washington counties, and the US Forest Service on the particularly nasty weed. Eurasian milfoil, or formall

We should legalize marijuana, because it causes more problems that it is illegal then it ever would if it were legal. I feel that the prohibition of marijuana is a bigger problem then the smoking of it. No one has ever overdosed on weed, more people die in alcohol related accidents then pot related accidents. The forbiddance of weed is the biggest reason for the exploding prison population. Many non-violent drug offenders are serving longer prison sentences, then murders, then rapist

Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is the conversion of light energy to chemical energy which is then stored in the form of glucose or other organic compounds. Photosynthesis occurs in plants, algae and certain prokaryotes. Photosynthesis is generally the opposite of respiration where photosynthesis starts with CO2, light energy, and water to yield glucose, water and oxygen. This is the general equation for photosynthesis: 6CO2 + light energy + 12H2O = C6H12O6 + 6O2 + 6H2O. In plan

A great phenomenon that all humans have questioned at one time in their life is "Why does it rain?" These phenomena would cause humans to create a myth about why it rains. The myth starts off by understanding that tribes are God's plants within his garden. The ground where the plants root system lies is within the earth. God wants his plants to be ripe and ready to harvest. Therefore, he takes care of his plants and waters them. When he waters his plants, which represent tribes, we call

Nuclear Plants The question of whether the U.S. should have nuclear power plants is very controversial. There are two sides that one can take; however, both sides have their own share of problems. If you chose to not have nuclear plants, then eventually all natural resources will run out. The oil supply will run out relatively soon, and all other sources will run out too. The natural resources that we have now are still harmful to the earth however. The gas which we use for our cars pollutes

Classification is the process of grouping organisms together based on similarities between the various organisms. Taxonomy is the science of classification or naming the groups made up- of similar organisms. A taxonomist is a scientist who classifies or names these groups of organisms. Man has always had a need to organize his world and classification is one of the tools/processes used to group similar objects together and to make "sense" of his environment. One of the earlies

"Drinking and....then....umm...something comes after that...I think..." By. Before I begin my report of the short stories by Cheever I would like to say, "VERY REPETITIVE!" Thank you now the report may begin. One book that I can "connect to" is the book of short stories by Cheever. It isn't really the idea that the stories were set in the 40's that gets me, it's the idea that almost every story revolves around drinking. The whole idea of having servants and being an elevator operator didn't

Ernest Everett Just Ernest Everett Just was born in Charleston, South Carolina on August 14, 1883 to parents Charles Frazier and Mary Matthews Just. He prepared for college at Kimball Hall Academy, New Hampshire, where he completed the four-year course of study in only three years. In the graduating Dartmouth College class of 1907, Ernest Just was the only person to be graduated magna cum laude. He won special honors in botany and history, with honors in botany and sociology. In his fr

The First Fleet In 1788-1868 more than one hundred and sixty thousand men were transported from Britain to (what was then) Botany Bay, New Holland. They traveled in terrible conditions and came in many sailing ships in which the voyage sometimes took as long as ten months but rarely took as many as eight or nine. They came to Botany bay because of the good climate and friendly citizens although originally thinking the land shabby with bad soil. Also they had to leave Britain because of the

Drought A few of the things they discussed were the fact that it didn’t need to be hot to have a drought, the colors of the leaves during the fall, the fact that most perennials wouldn’t survive, and how some of the animal species wouldn’t survive either. They explained that it didn’t need to be hot to have a drought. Lack of water doesn’t always exist when there is no rain. They said that this year was the driest that it has ever been recorded. We have

What is Science? Several dictionary definitions of science in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary define science as a system of knowledge about a specific topic. The systems come from systematic, or precise, observations of natural events; a random example would be the study of the movement of a caterpillar. This very fact would make one think that science encompasses every topic in the world. It amazingly does; from apples to zucchini (in the science called botany). Science

Osmosis, in botany and chemistry, the flow of one constituent of a solution through a membrane while the other constituents are blocked and unable to pass through the membrane. Experimentation is necessary to determine which membranes permit selective flow, or osmosis, because not all membranes act in this way. Many membranes allow all or none of the constituents of a solution to pass through; only a few allow a selective flow. In a classic demonstration of osmosis, a vertical tube containing

The Botany Bay Debate Evaluate the differing explanations of historians for the British government s decision to establish a colony in New South Wales. History is based on historians interpretations of sources that remain from that time. First hand testimony and records that give direct access to the past are referred to as primary sources. These sources have not continued to exist by chance. The reason they have survived is that someone deemed them worthy of preservation. However there

It isn’t very often that a true renaissance man comes along. Thoreau was a true renaissance man. Thoreau was interested in many different things. He dabbled in the sciences; particularly botany and biology, as well as much more complex ideas such as philosophy and transcendentalism. Thoreau was a truly remarkable man. Although Thoreau is worldly renound for his philosophical ideas, writings and theories, he was also a brilliant scientist. For example, Thoreau prided himself in be

George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri during the spring of 1864 or 1865. Like many slaves, he was uncertain of his birth date. His mother, Mary, was a slave who belonged to Moses and Susan Carver. As an infant, slave raiders kidnapped his mother. The childless carvers reared George and his older brother, James. Growing up, George was captivated by plants. Many neighbors referred to him as the Plant Doctor . Since Carver was an African Ame

George Washington Carver was born into slavery January of 1860 on the Moses Carver plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri. He spent the first year of his life, the brutal days of border war, between Missouri and neighboring Kansas. George was a very sickly child with a whooping cough, which later lead to his speech impediment, and he was tiny and puny. George’s father, James Carver, died in a wood hauling accident when he was bringing wood to his master’s house one day. George was

Worms, tortoises, ostriches, and flies; what do these things have in common? They are all part of Charles Darwin s theories. Darwin spent five years aboard the HMS Beagle studying animal and plant life all over the world. This time, plus the many subsequent years he spent conversing with experts in various fields, led him to write The Origin of Species , often called the book that shook the world . With the simple act of publishing this book, Darwin managed to upset fellow scientists, th

During the French Revolution the years of 1799-1815, France was ruled by Napoleon Bonaparte. Although many people feel that Napoleon is one of dictatorship, the truth is he one for the country and did what he felt was in the best interest of France. Napoleon was a democratic leader for his country. By studying his role in education, the political aspects, and the social aspects of France, one can see he did good for the country although not everything was perfect, there is no perfect person or

Pollution. What is pollution? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary pollution is “the action of polluting esp. by environmental contamination with man-made waste.” The United States runs on power. Much of the United States’ powers come from various nuclear power plants all across the country. Some power plants are getting old and are not up to date. These power plants are emitting various gasses and chemicals into the air. Transcendentalists believe that people should coex

I. Title: PLANT HORMONE #5 II. Introduction As humans need hormones to develop or function some organs plants need hormones to growth and develop. There are more than 40 hormones which are also called GIBBERELLINGS. III. Materials Needed 1) Dwarf pea seedlings 2) Normal pea seeding 3) H2O 4) seeds:corn,sun flower, pea, 5) IAA 6) 0.1 mg/L, 10mg/L,100mg/L IV. Summarize The experiment will show us and also help us to understand the effect of hormones in plant

[School] DO PLANTS NEED SOIL TO GROW? [Name] [class] Period 0 [Professor] 2/8/00 TABLE OF CONTENTS: · Problem · Hypothesis · Materials Used · Diagram · Procedure · Data · Calculation · Sources of Error · Conclusion PROBLEM: Are plants able to live in an environment without the seemingly essential nutrients of soil? HYPOTHESIS: Seeing as how certain plants can grow only in certain soils, it seems unlikely that any seeds would mature to a full healthy adult. M

Nostoc Information Scientific name - Kingdom- Monera, Phylum- Cyanobacteria, Class- N\A, Order- nostocaler, Family- Nostocaceae, Genus- Nostoc, Species- caeruleum Description- Nostoc is a one celled autotrophic organism that performs photosynthesis with out chloroplasts. Instead it uses photosynthetic pigments located on folded membranes in their cytoplasm. The Nostoc is given its bluish color from a blue pigment called phycocyanin and its green color from the chlorophyll is surrounded by a

Plant Autogamy Self fertilization or autogamy is a reproductive strategy used by some species of plants. Autogamous plants tend to have fewer flowers and the flowers themselves tend to be smaller with smaller reproductive structures than those of plants that reproduce sexually. The flowers also have fewer ovules and less pollen. Self fertilization has advantages and disadvantages. If a species reproduces exclusively through autogamy, genotypes are replicated with little change. Some

Nuclear Power Most of the world s electricity is generated by either thermal or hydroelectric power plants. Thermal power plants use fuel to boil water which makes steam. The steam turns turbines that generate electricity. Hydroelectric power plants use the great force of rushing water from a dam or a waterfall to turn the turbines. The majority of thermal power plants burn fossil fuels because thermal power plants are cheaper to maintain and have to meet less of the governments requ

I believe that some plants produce as much heat for their weight as birds do, which are the greatest heat producers of all. It is even harder to believe that some are able to thermoregulate, which means that they actually alter their heat production to keep their temperature constant in fluctuating air temperatures. This is similar to what mammals do. The article I am reviewing tells about few a plants that do this, and how they do it. There are only three plants which have yet been shown