What is Dehydration? Causes, Treatment

Dehydration is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that is caused by the lack of water needed for the body to function well. If not treated, dehydration can cause high body temperature, sleepiness, visual snow, dizziness, unconsciousness, hypotension (decreased blood pressure), headaches, nausea, paresthesia (limbs tingling), shriveled and wrinkled skin, dim vision, incapability to urinate,…

Community Ecology: Predation, Mimicry, Competition

Community: A group of species that occupy a given area, interacting either directly or indirectly Predation Consumption of one organism by another organism Predator-prey population oscillations Predators and prey are agents of natural selection for each other defense or attack strategies camouflage aposematic colouration Mimicry Batesian: One species is harmful the other is non-harmful Non-harmful…

Organic Compounds and their effects on the Water Systems

As millions of tons of organic compounds find their way into the water systems of the world, the environmental problems that result are colossal.  This negligence might not affect the environment directly, but they have long-term effects. Some of these problems include: Heavy metal accumulates in lakes and ponds nearby industry, and this build-up is…

The Inheritance of Difference: Eukaryotes & Prokaryotes

Inheritance of Different in Prokaryotes Mutations arise, move from donors to recipients, incorporated to recipients through recombination Transposition: some genes are mobile and can be transferred to another site, and then another host Transformation: the conversion of the heredity type of a cell by the uptake of DNA released by the breakdown of another cell…