Invasive species are plants or animals that are introduced to other environments of their own. These species cause adverse effects of the habitats they invade on an environmental, economical, and ecological level. They threaten biological diversity and can upset the balance of living things in nature. Look for example at Human Beings, we are a major invasive species to many areas of the Earth we occupy. We have destroyed many other life forms both plant and animal, just as any invasive species can do to the environments they are introduced into. Fallopia japonica(Japanese Knotweed) for example is an invasive plant species. It is a perennial of the family Polygonaceae which is native to Eastern Asia. This plant has hallow stems and has a resemblance to bamboo even though the two species are not closely related. It has a very invasive root system and it can damage buildings, roads, and most other manmade structures. In some areas its even possible this plant can reduce the capacity of flood channels that carry floodwaters away. Is it feasible to say that these plants killed someone? Would the difference in the flood channels ability to carry water from these plants be capable of making such a negative difference? This plant forms extremely thick and dense growths that crowd out much of the surrounding plant life. It has great success growing in a variety of soil types. Another eerie fact is the rhizomes() can survive temperatures of -31F and can extend 23 ft horizontally and nearly 10 feet deep. This would create an extremely difficult task to remove if it threatened any buildings or other plant life you had concern for. To obtain an understanding of the effects of this particular invasive plant, we must first understand its uses and why anyone would contribute to the success of this bad plant. One reason being that Japanese knotweed is used in beekeeping as an important source of nectar for honeybees. They are used mainly in times of the year when many other species are not flowering. The honey yielded is a monofloral honey, which means that the honey is derived from one plant species and has a distinct taste. Secondly the young stems that grow are edible as a spring vegetable which has a flavor similar to sour rhubarb. Lastly this plant is known for its high concentration of resveratrol and flucoside piceid. This means it can replace certain grape byproducts. It is useful in this way even more because its year round growth and its ability to grow in many climates. The best way to control this weed is to use some form of…
Stem cells are simply the creation or repair of another life form from an earlier form. Stem cells have the chance to change all that we know in the medical field as well as the potential to heal old wounds and heal damaged organs. Stem cells have the ability to develop into bone, muscle, cartilage, or other types of cells. The ability of these cells to develop into almost any cell type could allow for the repair of any damaged or deteriorating tissue…
According to scientists from New York stem cell foundation laboratory, the first prosperity in using the cloning technique which it was on dolly. Stem cell has a lot of benefits which able to treat diseases, such as diabetes and spinal cord injury by change the old with new one. Some researchers show that SCNT can use to change the genetic material of an egg cell with the DNA from a mature cell like a skin cell. In 1996 the first animal cloned was Dolly. After that, scientists did a lot of researchers…
Invasive Species: Burmese Python
There are many different invasive species in the United States. This paper will be focused on one in particular, the Burmese Python. These large constrictors are a native of Southeast Asia (University of Florida, 2008). Burmese Pythons can reach lengths upwards of twenty feet (Dorcas, 2011). They live in warm wet climates and can live for fifteen years or more. These snakes were originally brought into the United States as a pet species. Due to the size…
Magic Is Might: Christianity in a world of magic: A religious reading of J.K. Rowling’s novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Theoretical approaches can modify the way texts are interpreted both in accordance and opposition. As a conventional narrative, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, written by J. K. Rowling, is an archetype of this statement, as well as a text “worthy of literary greatness”.1 The novel is perceived as an anecdote involving the battle between good and evil, concentrating…
is, facultative – When two organisms derive benefits from each other but do not fully depend on each other.
and obligate mutualisms – Organisms depend on each other to survive.
-- Know how the following mutualisms work – the species involved, and what each species provides to and receives from the other:
-- mychorrhizal fungi – Is a fungus that grows on the roots of plants. They have better absorption capabilities that allow the plants to absorb more mineral nutrients and water.…
The Kudzu was introduced to the United States in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA and into the South at the New Orleans Exposition during 1884-1886. American gardeners use the plant for shades and ornaments.
WHERE IT BECAME INVASIVE: During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Soil Conservation Service promoted kudzu for erosion control in the southeastern United States. Hundreds men were given work planting thousands of acres of kudzu through the Civilian Conservation Corps…
Stem Cell Research
By: Deuchester Mogeni
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The doctor took a cautious step into the room. This was the part of his job he hated the most. He gazed at the ailing man in the bed before him, surrounded by his love one’s. “Well?” the wife inquired. The doctor took in a breath and let it slowly out. He spoke directly to Don, the man with stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma, “You have weeks to a month to live.” He tried to avoid the looks of dismay from the other family…
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Subject – Topic – Thesis
Demonstrate that you have learned the concepts n class
Find an appropriate topic
Do the popitics of the seaway with the ivasive spicies
Jeff alexander pandora’s locks
Argue that an invasive species is ruining the st Lawrence river brought on to the river by the power
MAKE AN ARGUMENT!!!!
Zebra mussels actually cleaning the water in and around the st lawerence seaway
Talk about great lakes??????
Maybe even talk about the wildlife…
Living, Breathing, Snowflakes: On a Quest to Save Lives that Never Existed
When it comes to stem cell research especially that of Embryonic stem cell research, the definition of what is “human” has not been set in stone. One side of the argument claims that an embryo is not just potential for life but it is indeed life. The other side of this debate is that while an embryo is the potential for life, it is not life yet and is just a possibility that may possibly develop into a fetus, which then…
July 14, 2014
Invasive Species- Asian Tiger Mosquito
One of the biggest summertime pests of all time is the MOSQUITO. I am not just talking about any mosquito; I am talking about the Asian tiger mosquito. The Asian tiger mosquito real name is ,”Aedes Albopictus.” (www.idph.state.il.us) The Asian tiger mosquito,” is a small black and white mosquito, about ¼-inch long. The name “Tiger mosquito” comes from its white and black color…