Plants and Animals Fascinate! While a big part of our lives may revolve around them, do take a break! Go to the movies! This blog with tidbits on plants and animals in its new reboot format may have tidbits on movies too! Take out your popcorn!
Community Project: Human Rights Day
December 10 is Human Rights Day! A video to commemorate the day...
InterphaseThe cell appears a non-dividing cell. The chromosomes appear as threadlike structures. Prophase
Chromosomes become visible as they contract, and shrink. Centrioles appear at opposite sides of the nucleus. Spindle fibres start to form. The chromosomes become shorter and fatter. It consists of 2 chromatids joined at the centromere. Nucleolus disappear. Prophase ends with the breakdown of nuclear membrane. Metaphase
Chromosomes arrange themselves on the equator of the spindle. Anaphase
Chromatids separate at the centromere and migrate to opposite poles of the cell, the centromeres leading. Telophase
Chromosomes reach their destination. The cell starts to constrict across the middle. Nuclear membrane and nucleolus are reformed in each daughter cell. The spindle disappears. Chromosomes eventually regain their threadlike form and the cells return to resting condition (interphase).The daughter cells have the same chromosome constitution as the original parent cell.
Who hasn't heard of the 'Big Bad Wolf 'which poses as Red Riding Hood's grandmother or 'Big Mac', the latter being one of McDonald's signature products. It probably does not need a big lettuce to make the Big Mac, and if it does, there probably would not be a price hike!
Flowers are not just beautiful to look at. The butterfly pea, for instance, is useful too. Just dip some in hot water and you'll get natural blue pigment to colour and jazz up your cake, bread or rice. In Malaysia, the flower is called bunga telang. Since the plant is native here and other parts of Asia and has been introduced to Africa, Australia even America, I suppose it has been called bunga telang long before it's called butterfly pea. I wonder too if the flower is used as natural food colouring in its adopted countries.