Cell Differentiation: Definition and Importance

Why Cell Differentiation Is So Important

Cell differentiation is the process by which a single cell splits into two different cells. In other words, it’s how we grow from a zygote to a human being. Differentiation is important for all living things because it ensures that each body part has the right number of cells and that no one cell gets … Read more

Bone sclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Bone is a living tissue that responds to healthy or unhealthy conditions by becoming thicker or thinner. During childhood, bones are actively being built up, which slows down during the teen years. Bones are also being broken down, especially after age 20 due to wear and tear and weakening as we age. Bone tissue is … Read more

Disinfection and Sterilization

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Disinfection and sterilization are two terms that are often confused by people because on the surface they would appear to mean the same thing. However, there is a very clear difference between disinfection and sterilization. Properly disinfecting a surface means that it has been thoroughly cleaned of visible dirt, removing any remaining bacteria with a … Read more

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus): Species Profile

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Budgerigar or budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus) is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot, also known as the common pet parakeet or shell parakeet. In the wild, they can be found in native Australia, and native parts of South Africa. They became popular as pets in the 1920s and remain so today, with over 400 varieties of budgerigar … Read more

Neon Tetra: Fish Species Profile and Care Facts

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There are currently 157 species and 13 genera of tetra fish, many of which vary in patterns and coloration. The neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is an awesome freshwater fish which is placed in the family Characidae under order Characiformes. Native to South America, they were introduced to the United States from the Amazon River basin … Read more