Giárdia Lamblia: example of flagellate Introduction - biological definition Also known as mastigophores, flagellates form a heterogeneous group of protozoa. These unicellular microorganisms can move through the movement of their flagella. Summary of the main characteristics of flagellates: - Have one or more flagella during one or all life cycles.
Taxonomy: ordering and classifying living beings What is Taxonomy Biological Taxonomy is a branch of biology that focuses on the ordering and classification of living things. This science studies the kinship relationships between organisms and their evolutionary histories. Taxonomy operates after the generation of the phylogenetic tree of a living being.
Ecology: Three major branches of study Introduction The study of ecology can be divided into several branches (areas). The three main branches of this science are: Autoecology, Synecology and Demoecology. The division of ecology into these three major branches of study was made by botanist Carl Schroter in the early twentieth century.
Lion: Example of a Predatory Animal Predation and Predatory Animals (which they are) Predation, also known as predatism, is an ecological relationship in which an animal (predator) hunts, kills, and feeds on another animal (prey) of a different species. Most predatory animals are carnivorous (meat-eating) or omnivorous (meat-eating).
Bones: Balancing and Maintaining the Human Body Knowing Bones and the Skeletal System Despite its simple appearance, bone has very complex and vital functions for maintaining and balancing the human body. It is formed from a process known as ossification, which can be intramembranous (within the connective tissue membranes) or endochondral (formation on a cartilage mold).