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Algae - Reproduction, Identification and Classification

Algae are photosynthetic organisms belonging to kingdom Protista. Alga is the singular with changing size from microscopic unicellular microalgae (Chlorella and Diatoms) to large massive kelps that usually comprise of length extending in meters (200 ft) and brown alga.

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Paramecium - Classification, Structure, Function and Characteristics

Paramecium is a unicellular organism with shape resembling the sole of a shoe. It ranges from 50 to 300um in size which varies from species to species.

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Trichoderma Fungi - Classification, Characteristics and Reproduction

The Genus Trichoderma is one of the most abundant fungi that have been shown to be present in all climatic zones.

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Aspergillus Fungi - Definition, Characteristics, Types and Morphology

Aspergillus (Plural Aspergilli) is a genus of fungi that consists of about 300 identified species of mold (mould). Aspergillus can be found in a variety of environments throughout the world given that there growth is largely determined by availability of water. Take a look!

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Sugar Crystals under the Microscope - Preparation and Observations

Crystallization is the process of formation of solid sugar crystals from a sugar solution and it offers a particularly fascinating and rewarding experience for the beginner microscope enthusiast. Try the experiments for yourself!

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Fungi - Types, Morphology & Structure, Uses and Disadvantages

Fungi belong to their own kingdom (Kingdom Fungi). Compared to higher plants and animals, they obtain their nutrition through a range of ways including degradation of organism material and symbiosis (as lichen) among others. As such, they are categorized as heterotrophic.

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Chloroplasts - Definition, Structure, Function and Microscopy

Essentially, chloroplasts are plastids found in cells of higher plants and algae as sites of photosynthesis. This makes them the most important cell organelles as plants are the primary producers and the base of all food chains.

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Autotrophs - Definition, Types, Examples and Vs Heterotrophs

Autotrophs are any organisms that are capable of producing their own food. For most, this is achieved by using light energy, water and carbon dioxide. Rather than using energy from the sun, some will use chemical energy to make their own food.

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Heterotrophs - Definition, Nutrition Types, Vs Autotrophs

Heterotrophs are organisms that obtain their energy (nutrition) from organic compounds/materials. In other words, heterotrophs are organisms that are unable to produce their own food (like autotrophs) and therefore have to ingest organic compounds as a source of energy

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