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1. The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give. But all sunshine, as when his beams at noon Culminate from the equator. (milton)

2. Anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness. That man that sits within a monarch's heart, And ripens in the sunshine of his favor. (Shak)

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what are the common habitats of mosses?

... to prefer acidic soil or substrates to basic ones. One doesn't only find mosses on damp places but also on sites which are very much exposed to sunshine and with basically no humus= water content, such as roofs of houses, etc.

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by SteveYst
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: what are the common habitats of mosses?
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... or all of various lifestyle modes. They even change them at different times in their lives. They can be free-living or attached. They can be using sunshine to make food or absorbing nutrients from dead cells. Or they may rely on eating other cells. Like bacteria, they can live outside or inside ...

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by HerrBiologie
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: protoctists
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What common ancestor do we share with other apes?

... to other factors of this particular gene. On another planet, more evolved creatures than us may have black skin even in climates with equivalent sunshine levels due to the opposite chance event. The point there is that fair skin is currently not ideal in stronger sun conditions without improvements ...

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by merv
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?
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Views: 10784

Need a little help tackling some questions(GRD 12 BIO)

... question do you think is the hardest? Q.1 An orange juice company once used the slogan, "A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine". In a very real sense, the structure of the orange and the energy contained in it IS literally transformed sunshine. Explain in SOME ...

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by marselmartin
Tue May 18, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a little help tackling some questions(GRD 12 BIO)
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Views: 1640

Vitamin b12 and D deficiency, remedies?

... also provides b-12 as a by-product. Vitamin D of course can be made from the sun's UV rays hitting exposed skin. And if you are in the North where sunshine is scarce during the winter months, a good lamp is a necessity (or a vacation to a sunny destination). Also, vitamin D can be stored in the ...

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by kolean
Thu May 13, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vitamin b12 and D deficiency, remedies?
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