Myosins are a large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues. They are responsible for actin-based motility. Most myosin molecules are composed of both a head and a tail domain. The head ... > more
Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems.
Agroecology is the science of sustainable ... > more
True tarantulas are spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae. Certain members may also be known as bird spiders, monkey spiders, baboon spiders or rain spiders. They are characterized by having ... > more
In cell biology, a mitochondrion (plural mitochondria) is an organelle found in most eukaryotic cells. Mitochondria are sometimes described as "cellular power plants," because their primary function ... > more
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region that is both a significant reservoir of biodiversity and is threatened with destruction. The term biodiversity hotspot specifically refers to 25 ... > more
Acid rain is defined as any type of precipitation with a pH that is unusually low. Dissolved carbon dioxide dissociates to form weak carbonic acid giving a pH of approximately 5.6 at typical ... > more
The tortoise is a land-dwelling reptile which is of the order Testudines. Like their aquatic cousins, the turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the ... > more