Tag: Stomata

Dominique Bergmann (Stanford U / HHMI) 3: Stomata and global climate cycles

Dominique Bergmann (Stanford U / HHMI) 3: Stomata and global climate cycles

By Micah Moen 4 Comments September 14, 2019

Hi. My name is Dominique Bergmann, and I’m a professor at Stanford in the Department of Biology, as well as an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institution. And, I’m going to talk you today about stomata, so parts of plants, and plants’ interaction with the environment. Part of this work has been done in […]

Vascular Plants = Winning! – Crash Course Biology #37

Vascular Plants = Winning! – Crash Course Biology #37

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

This is yarrow, a flowering plant found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Its feathery leaves have natural astringent properties, and its scientific name, Achillea, comes from Achilles, the Greek hero, who is said to have used it on the wounds of his soldiers. And this is snakegrass, also known as horsetail or, to the kids, […]

Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8

Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 6, 2019

Photosynthesis! It is not some kind of abstract scientific thing. You would be dead without plants and their magical- nay, SCIENTIFIC ability to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into glucose and pure, delicious oxygen. This happens exclusively through photosynthesis, a process that was developed 450 million years ago and actually rather sucks. It’s complicated, […]

Plant Structure and Adaptations

Plant Structure and Adaptations

By Micah Moen 20 Comments July 29, 2019

Captioning is on. Click CC button at bottom right to turn off. Follow us on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! Plants might not seem all that exciting andyou might wonder, ”Why must I learn about plants?” But plants are so important forlife—they are producers which means that they are the main support for food webs. Manymedications […]

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