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pollution of water: eutrophication
Biological

Pollution of Water: Eutrophication

The Causes of Oxygen Depletion All living organisms depend on water supply and many of them live in water. Most of these aquatic animals respire aerobically and so require oxygen from their environment. Any change that alters the amount of oxygen in the water can seriously affect the suitability of the water as a habitat. …

The Ultimate Guide to the Biological Catalysts
Biological

The Ultimate Guide to the Biological Catalysts

Enzymes are proteins in nature that functions as the biological catalysts. They speed up the reaction and remain unchanged. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is the substance that decomposes into water (H2O) and oxygen (O2) if it is left at room temperature for a period of time. Therefore, this reaction could take a long time, but it …

Uses of Enzymes
Biological

Uses of Enzymes

Uses of Enzymes in Seed Germination Seeds grow into plants by germinating. This involves enzymes breaking the materials stored in the seed down to be used in growth, energy and building cells. The seed contains stored substances such as: Starch Amylase enzyme breaks the starch into maltose. It is further broken down by maltase enzyme …

The Wonders of Palm Oil
Nature

The Wonders of Palm Oil

History Palm oil, an edible oil derived from the fruit of oil palm trees, has and had many uses, for example, as food and in medicine for more than 5000 years. It is the first-ever product to be traded among various countries. Demand for palm oil increased during the Industrial Revolution in Britain, where it …