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by planetluvver
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Marine fungus- Of no significant importance?
Replies: 3
Views: 3642

Just any fungus in general. Is the kingdom of fungus important to marine biology? As I said, my textbook discusses not a single one. I find it rather hard to believe, but I suppose it is possible that fungus is not very important, and that most marine decomposition is done by bacteria, or something.
by planetluvver
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Marine fungus- Of no significant importance?
Replies: 3
Views: 3642

Marine fungus- Of no significant importance?

I am reading a text book on marine biology, and there is no discussion of fungus. The book is very lopsided in its treatment of various things. (Seems more space given to fish than all invertebrates combined.) So this may simply be the bias of the authors. I would like to know for sure if this is th...
by planetluvver
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: seeking info on Pine reproductive structures.
Replies: 3
Views: 3619

seeking info on Pine reproductive structures.

I volunteer at a Chinese garden, and the gardener was candling (a form of pruning) a red pine tree. I then realized that I have no idea about the structures involved, and I would like to at least be able to talk sensibly about the structures. For example, the gardeners hands were covered in "po...
by planetluvver
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Are all cilia "the same"?
Replies: 2
Views: 3963

Thanks for the reply. The book is really annoying me. Today I was reading that sexual reproduction is important to the survival of seaweeds. Just what exactly does it mean? Perhaps it is just me, and I am being overly critical of the author. But I am in the process of disposing of many of my science...
by planetluvver
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Are all cilia "the same"?
Replies: 2
Views: 3963

Are all cilia "the same"?

I am reading for entertainment Marine Biology by Castro and Huber, 1992. It is written at a very elementary level, and the author has already made a blunder that has put me on guard, invoking centrifugal force to explain tides. Now, the author is discussing cell biology, and says that flagella and c...