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

Auxin and Its Functions

Auxin is a indole radicle plant hormone which is produced by growing tip of a coleoptile and influence growth rate of the cells and also encourages the length of roots and stems of plants. This type of hormone contains different types of organic acid. The plant hormone auxin and its role were first discovered by … Read more

Role of Plant Hormones in Agriculture and Horticulture

There are various synthetic organic compounds which are applied to plants to give some positive responses. These compounds are artificial plant hormones which help in a deficient concentration (< 0.001 M) in maintaining of growth and development of the plants. These are now widely used to get a better result in the field of agriculture … Read more

Aerobic Respiration

Aerobic respiration is the process by which complete oxidation of respiratory substrate occurs. In this case, respiratory substrate glucose breaks down in the presence of oxygen resulting in the end products of CO2 and H2O. Most of the cells perform the respiration through aerobic process. Aerobic respiration occurs by completing the series of chemical reactions. … Read more

Anaerobic Respiration and Its Application

Anaerobic respiration is the process by which incomplete oxidation of respiratory substrate takes place. In this case, it occurs in the absence of oxygen resulting the end products of ethyl alcohol and CO2 in plants and lactic acid (in animals) with very slight energy.  Anaerobic respiration is observed in certain bacteria, yeast and other fungi, … Read more

Glycolysis: Features, Steps and Significance

Glycolysis is the metabolic pathway where one molecule of glucose (C6H12O6) converts into pyruvic acid with the help of enzyme. Glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell during both anaerobic and aerobic respiration. It is also known as EMP pathway i.e., Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas pathway named after German Biochemists Gustav Embden, Otto Meyerhof, and Jakub Karol … Read more