Orchestrating cell separation in plants : what are the risks and benefits?
In this podcast, Professor Roberts from the School of Biosciences discusses his research into the mechanism responsible for regulating cell separation in plants. In particular how plants ‘shed’ parts of themselves such as leaves or fruit. Professor Roberts explores the potential application of his research, through prevention or encouraging of the ‘shedding’ process, agricultural harvests could potentially be increased or even synchronised. Professor Roberts also discusses the resistanc
Orchestrating cell separation in plants: What are the risks and benefits?
In this podcast, Professor Roberts from the School of Biosciences discusses his research into the mechanism responsible for regulating cell separation in plants.
The Immune System: Red Cell Agglutination in Non-Humans
This exercise presents the concepts of immunology from biochemical, evolutionary, and adaptive standpoints. While all organisms have developed some mechanism of defense against external agents, vertebrates have the most complex immune responses capable of exquisite specificity and long duration. This affords a distinct advantage to species with a relatively long life span and low fecundity. This exercise explores the relationship between immunologic stimulation of the host with foreign antigens
Industrial utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants
Medicinal aromatic plants belong to a big plant group with a great interest due to its pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional application. In addition, they are also an alternative to traditional crop with species in high demand at the current international market. It is expected to provide basic knowledge and skills related to production and chemical features of essences and extracts from local plants in Iberian Peninsula. The main purpose of this course is that students have an approach to
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
Rare, Endangered, and Vulnerable Plants of the Republic of Georgia
Because of its large number of endemic species and rapid rate of habitat destruction, the Republic of Georgia is a biodiversity hot spot. In collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Institute of Botany and the Botanical Garden of the Georgian Academy of Sciences has compiled this list of 1200 at-risk species, arranged alphabetically by family. Information on habitat and geographic distribution is included for all species, and images are included for some.
Screencast on multiplying Fractions with whole numbers
Examples of multiplying Fractions with whole numbers
Visualizing the Cytoskeleton - Cell Biology
This is an introductory survey of cell and developmental biology. The assembly of supramolecular structures; membrane structure and function; the cell surface; cytoplasmic membranes; the cytoskeleton and cell motility; the eukaryotic genome, chromatin, and gene expression; the cell cycle; organelle biogenesis, differentiation, and morphogenesis.
Growing Lavender Plants
A gardener explains that growing lavender plants requires planting them in good compost or potting soil, putting them in a place with full, hot sun and trimming them back in the fall for a lush growth the following spring. Grow lavender plants in a garden, which repel insects and provide a lovely aroma. Lots of useful information and tips about about growing lavender plants in this clip.
Which Indoor Plants Thrive in Low Light?
In this clip a gardener explains which plants thrive indoors in low light from her kitchen. Plants that do well in containers by a windows in a house include pathos, lucky bamboo, colias and Christmas cactus.
Biology of Plants
Introduction to the biology of plants.
Test your knowledge about cell differentiation, cell function and tissue culture.
In this interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium, explore the step-by-step process by which an animal cell divides to make more cells.
Carnivorous Plants of Cartwheel Bay
In this video segment from NatureScene, explore Cartwheel Bay, a wetland in South Carolina, and learn about the variety of carnivorous plants native to this unique landform.
Blood Cell Basics
Students will make a proportional model of blood out of red gelatin, a plastic bag, and rice. They will learn about the different components that make up blood and will investigate what happens when the arteries and veins experience buildup from cholesterol. They will then work in pairs to brainstorm ways to clean our clogged arteries.
In this hands-on activity, students build their own two-cell battery. They also determine which electrolyte solution is best suited for making a battery.
Large sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the nature and structure of barrier islands with large sand volume, on which built structures are relatively well insulated from hurricane damage.
How to Create An In-Cell Bar Graph Using Open Office Calc.
This quick tutorial shows how to compare data using an in-cell bar graph in the Open Office Calc Program.
Cell Differentials offers a visual dataset of white blood cells that gives students practice in developing strategies and techniques for the recognition of these blood cell types. Over 100 different cell images are randomly presented with feedback on successful identification. In traditional labs, the recognition of white blood cell types can be compromised by several factors. Developmental changes can make recognition difficult and some cell types exhibit similar features. Microscopy can be a