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23.2B: Protist Life Cycles and Habitats - Biology

Protists live in a wide variety of habitats, including most bodies of water, as parasites in both plants and animals, and on dead organisms.Learning ObjectivesDescribe the habitats and life cycles of various protistsKey PointsSlime molds are categorized on the basis of their life cycles into plasmodial or cellular types, both of which end their life cycle in the form of dispersed spores.
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Histamine

Biosynthesis, Function and Effects Histamine is a biogenic amine widely distributed in the animal and plant kingdoms. In the human body, it acts both as a hormone and as a neurotransmitter. In its function as a hormone histamine is very versatile: it is the main messenger in natural defense reactions of the body, eg.
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17.6: Blood Types - Biology

Giving the Gift of LifeDid you ever donate blood as the individual in Figure (PageIndex 1 ) is doing? If you did, then you probably know that your blood type is an important factor in blood transfusions. People vary in the type of blood they inherit, and this determines which type(s) of blood they can safely receive in a transfusion.
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Software for counting fly eggs

Is there any software that could be used to rapidly (quicker than humans) count the eggs laid by Drosophila on a substrate by placing them under a microscope with a camera attached? The eggs are la…
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The Robinia - deciduous tree

Characteristics Name: Robinia Latin name: Robinia Number of species: approx. 20 species of robin Distribution: Northern hemisphere Fruits: pods contain the seeds Flowering period: May-June Height: 15-20 meters Age: up to 200 years Properties of the bark: toxic Characteristics of the wood : contain antibodies against pests Locations of the tree: everywhere, no particular demands Leaf: three to ten -pair, elliptical leaves, lush green color Interesting about the Robinia The Robinia (Robinia) genus includes about 20 different species.
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