Group Selection and Altruism

Group selection

Group selection definition It refers to the tendency of most groups of individuals to control their rate of consumption of resources and rate of breeding to ensure that the group would not become extinct. According to this, individuals in successful groups would not act selfishly. Image Source: Researchgate (David Sloan Wilson). Altruism One of the … Read more Group Selection and Altruism

Bioplastic – Definition, Type, Advantages, Disadvantages

Bioplastic

Bioplastic Definition Bioplastic means “plastic derived from biomass”.  According to IUPAC (International union of pure and applied chemistry) “Biobased polymer derived from the biomass or issued from monomers derived from the biomass and which, at some stage in its processing into a finished product, can be shaped by flow. Bioplastic is an emerging research area … Read more Bioplastic – Definition, Type, Advantages, Disadvantages

Phytohormones (Plant hormones)

Phytohormones (Plant hormones)

Plant Hormones – A compound produced by one part of the plant. Hormones – A compound produced in one area of an organism and has an effect on another area. Image Source: BioNinja Classes of Plant Hormones Major classes of hormones produced by plants and PGPR are: Auxins (IAA) Cytokinins Gibberellins (GA) Abscisic acid Ethylene … Read more Phytohormones (Plant hormones)

Cell signaling and cAMP-mediated pathway

Cell signaling and cAMP-mediated pathway

Cell signaling and its types Cell signaling is referred to as the communication between various cells and molecules. The two most important part of cell signaling is a ligand and a receptor. A ligand is a molecule that is a primary messenger that binds to a specific receptor on the cell and transduces a signaling … Read more Cell signaling and cAMP-mediated pathway