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by Terry K.
Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Wine yeast experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

well, you could test the same experiment you were doing, only use it to find the temperature optimum of the population growth on the wine yeast. That experiment would take a lot of set up, in my opinion, but I believe that you could write a 20 page paper on the results and some possible explanations...
by Terry K.
Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: green transgenic pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

green transgenic pigs

Did you guys/gals here about the great feat in stem cell research that occurred recently. Some scientists in Taiwan created pigs with a gene from a jellyfish that makes them green. Obviously, they used vectors. The cool thing about this is, the pigs are entirely luminescent, I mean organs and everyt...
by Terry K.
Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology question
Replies: 10
Views: 5039

Well, there are actually three ways in which an organism can rid itself of bodily waste, one is urea, as in humans, another is uric acid, which is common in the desert organisms such as camels, and the last is ammonia, but this is only used is organisms that live in aquatic environments due to it ne...
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Scientist's Work: Who Gets the Credit?
Replies: 4
Views: 2844

I believe you are practically right. Look at the study of the Double Helix of DNA. Watson and Crick were accredited for the discovery when Rosalind Franklin was the one who came up the idea and researched it first. Another factor that comes into play is the sex. Franklin was also not accredited b/c ...
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photosynthesis + Respiration Help...?
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

well, try googleing it, then come back after you have searched every link and still found nothing on one of the topics. (exaggerating on every link, just look as much as you can stand, I'll bet I could find them all in 15 min., MAX)
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Source Biology information
Replies: 8
Views: 3594

That would be cool because I have many posts on here that go deep into detail, as well as I know there are hundreds of other users who have great knowledge that have also expressed it, so I believe that this should be open source. Way to go!!!
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can plant get cancer from smoking tobacco?
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

I believe it might have something to do with the nitrogen and carbon contained within the smoke that is breathed out. As you know, nitrogen enhances the growth of plants, which is why it is a main ingredient in plant fertilizer. This would explain the enhanced growth of the plant. So, those are my t...
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Whats the meaning of morphology of plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 12928

haha, very lol, I don't know how to keep things simple, sorry
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial DNA
Replies: 8
Views: 4163

I depends on diet, activity levels, heredity, and a couple other things that aren't as important and I forget what they are due to their unimportance.
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Whats the meaning of morphology of plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 12928

Morphology in plants deals with the evolutionary advancements of the plants to protect themselves. Some plants have secondary compounds, which are toxic to the herbivore partaking of it. Others have such things as hairs that grow on it that disturb the herbivore when it goes to partake of the plant....
by Terry K.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determining the Rate of Photosynthesis
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Well, you could take a look at if higher concentrations of light/CO2 affect the rate of growth/reproduction. Another thing you could look at is where they are located, and if you can't find any information on their locations on Earth, you should present a hypothesis on the basis of where there is hi...
by Terry K.
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: trancription gene
Replies: 3
Views: 3997

I'm also taking an AP BIO course right now, and we are in Ch. 19. I had that exact question a while back, and ironically enough, I went right along the lines of what sdekivit said. Just basically use that as a guideline, eventually, everything will just click and the question will seem so simple. Ju...