Gray-headed Parakeet

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The Gray-headed parakeet (Psittacula finschii) is a colorful species of parrot endemic to the Indian subcontinent. It is also called Finsch’s or Finsch’s Parrot. It is popular in aviculture as a pet, and has been introduced to many other parts of the world since the 1960s. Systematic Position Phylum: ChordataSubphylum: VertebrataClass: AvesOrder: PsittaciformesFamily: PsittaculidaeGenus: PsittaculaSpecies: … Read more

Malaria: Symptoms, Causative Agents, and Treatment

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Malaria is a very serious disease that has caused death of millions of human lives. The causative organism is a protozoan belonging to the genus Plasmodium. The members of the genus is characterized by having a life-cycle in which alteration of an asexual cycle with a sexual cycle accompanied with an alteration of host occurs. … Read more

Meningitis VS Encephalitis: Symptoms and Treatment

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Both meningitis and encephalitis are life-threatening brain disorders. Mening tissue that forms around the brain and spinal cord is called meninges. The terms encephalitis and meningitis are often used interchangeably by people without a medical background. However, there is a key difference between the two health conditions. The distinction is important and can have major … Read more

Glycolipid: Types and Functions

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The term “glycolipid” defines the combined lipids of the glycerol moiety and these fatty acid chains. Glycolipids occur in nature in combination with proteins, forming larger structures known as glycosomes. Glycolipid is an amphiphilic molecule that shows promise for fighting cancer. It looks like a small soap-bubble; surfactant-based, it dissolves in water (hydrophilic), and within … Read more

Aquatic Adaptations of Mammals

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There are many animals that have adapted to living in water, but mammals have evolved a range of traits that give them a competitive advantage in the water. The aquatic adaptations of mammals are more diverse than the adaptations of any other group of animals. Mammals can be found in all kinds of water bodies, … Read more

Lungfish: The Oldest Living Animal On Earth

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The lungfish is the oldest living animal on earth. It lives in muddy waters in Africa, South America, and Australia. What seems most surprising about these creatures is that they can survive without breathing air. They have developed the ability to respire through their skin, mouth, and gills. These fish can live without oxygen for … Read more