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Fermentation Vs Respiration : Definition, Types and Differences

The term ‘ferment’ is derived from the Latin word ‘fervere’ meaning “to boil.” In the late 14th century, alchemists described fermentation process and it became the subject of scientific investigation in the 16th century. In the 1860s, Louis Pasteur studied the fermentation process. In 1897, German chemist Eduard Buechner first used fermentation process scientifically and […]

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Photosynthesis vs Chemosynthesis: Definition, Differences and Examples

All living organism needs energy to perform their different normal metabolic functions. Food is the source of energy of the living body. Photosynthesis is the process by which the chlorophyll-containing green plant and algae synthesizes glucose (carbohydrates) and evolves oxygen using CO2 of the air and water in the presence of sunlight. During the photosynthesis, […]

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Aerobic Vs Anaerobic Respiration: Definition, Differences and Significance

The word respiration is derived from the Latin ‘respirare’ meaning to breathe. Generally, respiration is the physio-chemical process which leads to the chemical breakdown of materials to provide energy for life. It occurs inside the living cells of all types of organisms (from prokaryotic bacteria and Achaeans to eukaryotic protests, fungi, plants, and animals) to […]

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Nutrition in Plants : Macroelements, Their Role and Deficiency Symptoms in Plants

Nutrition is the process by which living organisms take their food for maintaining proper growth, metabolisms and replacement of tissue.  Plants nutrition occurs in two phases such as synthesis and assimilation.  Generally, plants nutrition is of two types such as autotrophic plant nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition.Autotrophic Plant NutritionIn autotrophic nutrition, the plant gains simple and […]

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