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by EmperorSunshine
Wed May 23, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Photorespiration
Replies: 3
Views: 6795

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Second, water is mainly transported from roots and evaporated through stomata. Thus closing stomata does not reduce intake of water. Pedantry: I thought the evaporation of water through the stomata creates suction which is one of the several mechanisms that draw water upwards into the leaves (the o...
by EmperorSunshine
Wed May 23, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Biology textbooks for medicine
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

I recommend Campbell and Reece to anyone that doesn't have a solid foundation in biology. If you're going in to medicine you should probably read a human anatomy textbook after you finish with it, though.
by EmperorSunshine
Mon May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
Replies: 17
Views: 19524

Hypothetical question: Let's say I hoisted you upside down by your feet, and asked you to point "down." Would you point towards your feet or your head? If vision is "upright," so that "down" always corresponds to the lower part of your vision (like you're saying), then ...