Tag «ricochet science»

Domains and Kingdoms of life

Domains and Kingdoms of life

At the broadest level, all life on earth can be assigned into one of three major groups called domains: domain Bacteria, domain Archaea, and domain Eukarya. While the diversity of life within each of these domains is vast, organisms in the domain share certain characteristics, such as similar cell structures and related sequences of ribosomal …

Photosynthesis: Comparing C3, C4 and CAM

Photosynthesis: Comparing C3, C4 and CAM

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants capture the energy of the sun to make carbohydrates. But there are minor variations in how plants do this, depending on the environment in which the plant lives. In this tutorial, we’ll look at the differences between the three types of photosynthesis: C3, C4 and CAM. Most plants …