Flora

Chlorophyll Explained: The reason why plants are geen

What is Chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is a green or a closely related green pigment found in cyanophyta (bacteria) & chloroplasts of algae & plants. It plays a key role in photosynthesis, enabling plants to absorb energy from light. It reflects the green & near-green portions of the spectrum thus producing the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues.

Natural Disaster

Water Spout: What is it? What are its types?

What is a water spout? Water Spout is a rotating column of air & mist formed by a whirlwind. It can be described as an intense vortex. It appears as a funnel shaped cloud, generally occurring over sea or a water body. Unlike its land counterpart – a tornado, its smaller & weaker & doesn’t cause much havoc. Occurrence of…

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basic structure of a cyanobacteria
Fascinating Phenomena

Bioluminescence: Why Glow in the Dark?

  Ever wondered why fireflies emit that magical green light? Is there any other organism that also glows in the dark? Keep reading to know more! What is Bio-Luminescence ? In simple terms, its the production & emission of light by a living organism as a result of biochemical processes in their system. Organisms that exhibit this phenomenon include: some Phytoplanktons bioluminescent…

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