Stilt roots are found in……

1. Stilt roots develop from the basal nodes of the main stem. 2. They are comparatively short. 3. The roots develop obliquely at an angle to the stem. 4. Stilt roots provide support like ropes of a tent or pole. 5. Young stilt roots are non-hygroscopic. 6. Stilt roots are Read more…

Read all about “Mammals”

Mammals are any vertebrates within the class Mammalia , a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from Read more…

Need for better India-ASEAN connect

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu called for greater trade and investment engagement between India and the ten-member ASEAN bloc, especially in agriculture as well as minerals and ocean resources, and suggested the creation of India-ASEAN regional value chains in these segments. Mr. Prabhu also pitched for easier movement of Read more…

Congress votes to reopen

Congress sped towards reopening the government, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant “Dreamers” was Read more…

U.S Vice-President visits Jerusalem

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honour to be in “Israel’s capital, Jerusalem”. First time a visiting dignitary could utter those three words.Thanked him for President Donald Trump’s “historic” Read more…

Om Prakah Rawat to be next CEC

The Union Law Ministry on Sunday appointed seniormost Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) as the incumbent A.K. Joti will retire on Monday. Former Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was appointed as Election Commissioner to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Rawat’s elevation. Mr. Rawat, Read more…

Match the following table

Chlamydomonas is a genus of green algae consisting of unicellular flagellates, found in stagnant water and on damp soil, in freshwater, seawater, and even in snow as “snow algae”. Cycas is the type genus (Gymnosperm) and the only genus recognised in the family Cycadaceae. About 113 species are accepted. Cycas Read more…

Do you know what is “Angiosperms”

The flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approximately 13,164 known genera and c. 295,383 known species.Like gymnosperms, angiosperms are seed-producing plants. However, they are distinguished from gymnosperms by characteristics including flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and Read more…

Coralloid Roots

All known Cycads form mutualistic, facultative symbioses with nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria (formerly known as the blue-green algae). Cycads provide fixed carbon and a stable environment to the cyanobacteria in exchange for fixed nitrogen. These cyanobacteria are endosymbionts, living within the roots of Cycads. Symbiosis is “the living together of differently Read more…

Read all about Bryophytes

Bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes), the liverworts, hornworts and mosses.They are characteristically limited in size and prefer moist habitats although they can survive in drier environments.The bryophytes consist of about 20,000 plant species.Bryophytes produce enclosed reproductive structures (gametangia and sporangia), but Read more…