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Moorish cat

Moorish cat: a common feline in America Moorish cat Scientific name: Puma yagouaroundi Other names: jaguarundi, eira, black maracajá and black cat. Habitat: From the forests of southern Texas (USA) to the Argentine territory. It is also found in Brazilian territory (except in southern RS). It is mainly found near the banks of rivers and lakes.

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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis: food production by plants What is Photosynthesis is a process that plants perform to produce their own food. Simply put, we can understand that the plant draws carbon dioxide from the air and energy from the sun. Process Through this process, the plant produces its own food consisting essentially of glucose.
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Monocotyledons

Lemongrass: example of monocotyledonea What they are These are plants (angiosperms) that have only one cotyledon in the seed. Cotyledons are the initial leaves of plant embryos. Main characteristics of monocotyledons: - Presence of only one cotyledon in the seed. - Invaginating leaves with presence of parallel ribs.
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Endocrine System - Hormones

Endocrine System: Functions Through Hormones What It Is, Functions and Characteristics The endocrine system performs its functions through hormones. Hormones are substances that can be produced by cell, tissue or organ. Hormones are always carried by the bloodstream, they act remotely, inhibiting or stimulating cells, tissues or organs.
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Monilophytes

Fern: Example of a Monilophyte Plant What are Monilophyte Plants Monilophytes, also known as ferns, are vascular terrestrial plants (they have specialized tissues: phloem and xylem). Main characteristics of monilophytes: - They are vascular. - They have no seeds. - Leaves with presence of secondary ribs.
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Xylem and Phloem

Xylem and phloem: sap-carrying function What they are Xylem and phloem are tissues that make up the vascular system of plants. Composition Xylem and phloem are formed by cells that originate from the meristems (primary and secondary). Tracheids (cells that lose protoplasm during maturation) are the most common elements in the xylem.
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Cerebral cortex

Cerebral Cortex: Many Important Functions Introduction (what it is) The brain is responsible for interpreting and processing all the "information" sent by our body. And in order for this communication to take place, there are millions of neurons involved in the process. The cerebral cortex is called the structure that contains the cell bodies of neurons, where nerve impulses arrive, which are processed and "returned" with a response to the body.
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Angiosperms

Bee pollinating on a rose What they are and general characteristics Angiosperms are plants that have seeds protected by fruits. These plants also feature flowers. The presence of flowers and fruits is fundamental for the development of angiosperms. The flowers have bright colors, nectar and smells that attract birds and insects that will help the pollination process.
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Botany Course

Botany Courses Indication Botany Courses in Brazil Botany Institute of São Paulo State Address: Rua Miguel Stéfano, 3687, Água Funda, São Paulo-SP Courses offered: Gardening, Graduate, among others. More information: http://www.ibot.sp.gov.br/ Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Research Institute Address: Rua Jardim Botânico, 1008 - Rio de Janeiro-RJ Courses offered: Postgraduate, Extension More information: http: // www.
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Flower Books

Bibliographic indication for the study of Flowers Bibliography (Book indication of Flowers): Flores / Flowers Author: Dulevant, Stefano Publisher: Lisma The Golden Book of Flowers Author: Soares, CeciliaB. L. V Publisher: Ediouro - Synergy Food Flowers Author: Silva, Silvestre Publisher: Arts Company Cerrado Flowers and Fruits Author: Oliveira, Rafael S.
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What is botany - definition

Botany: study of plants What is Botany (definition) Botany is a science, branch of biology, that studies plants, fungi and algae. Morphology, classification, identification, reproduction, physiology, distribution, mutual relations and with other living beings are studied. Origin of the word The word Botany is of Greek origin, derived from βοτανικός, meaning “referring to plants”.
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Chloroplasts

Chloroplasts present in plant cells What they are (definition) Chloroplasts are organelles present in plant cells and other photosynthetic organisms such as algae. Main characteristics of chloroplasts: - They are green in color due to the presence of chlorophyll.
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Vegetable Vacuole

Plant vacuole: large pouch present in the cytoplasm (in blue in the image) What is plant vacuole The vacuole is a large space present in the plant cell. In this space, which is a kind of bag, there is an aqueous fluid known as cell juice. The vacuoles are located in the cytoplasm of the cell. Plant Function Like other cellular organelles, vacuoles also play an important role in cell function.
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Phagocytosis

Phagocytosis: an important defense mechanism Introduction (what it is) In phagocytosis the cell surrounds and sends solid particles into it. A very classic example of this process occurs in our immune system, when macrophages (defense cells) phagocyte pathogenic microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, etc.).
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Basophils

Basophil: important in the immune system What they are (meaning) Basophils are our body's defense cells, meaning they are one of the leukocyte (white blood cell) subtypes. These cells are very important in the functioning of our immune system. Function While fighting an infection in our body, basophils release two important substances.
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What studies cytology

Cytology: use of a microscope is indispensable What Cytology studies Also known as Cell Biology, Cytology is a branch of life sciences focused on the study of cells. The origin of cytology is linked to the emergence of the first microscopes in the second half of the seventeenth century. Importance Cytology is of fundamental importance for understanding the functioning of the bodies of living beings.
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Cytology Books

Bibliographic indication for the study of Cytology Bibliography (book indication for Cytology): Atlas of Histology, Cytology, Histology and Microscopic Anatomy Author: Sobotta, Johannes Publisher: Guanabara Koogan Atlas of Dog and Cat Cytology Author: Raskin, Rose E .; Meyer, Denny J. Publisher: Roca Biologia - Module 2 - Cytology - 2 Degree Author: Laurence Publisher: New Generation Basics of Gynecological Cytology Author: Eleutério Jr.
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Lymphocytes

Lymphocyte: type of spherical-core leukocyte What are lymphocytes - definition Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell (leukocyte) produced in the red bone marrow. Lymphocyte Function: - Perform the body's defense against infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, allergenic substances and other hostile bodies that may penetrate the human body).
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Asthma

Asthma: Airway Disease What Is Asthma Whenever we think of people suffering from asthma, the first thing that comes to mind is the great difficulty that this individual feels in breathing due to some kind of "impediment" that occurs. in your respiratory system. Because asthma is an inflammatory disease, whose main characteristic is to hinder and even prevent the passage of air in the airways, it is a disease that causes much suffering to its carriers.
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Yellow fever

Aedes Aegypti: Yellow Fever Transmitter What It Is - Definition Yellow fever is a disease that causes thousands of victims in Brazil. It is caused by a virus, which is transmitted to men by the female mosquito "Aedes Aegypti". Most affected areas This disease is present mainly in tropical and subtropical areas, due to favorable climatic conditions for the development of this type of insect.
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Pneumonia

Pneumonia: Disease Causes Serious Lung Problems What It Is Pneumonia is an infection that occurs in the lungs, and in many cases it can also affect the region of the pulmonary alveoli. Characteristics of the disease Its main triggering agent is through the penetration of a pathogen or irritant (bacteria, viruses, fungi and allergic reactions).
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