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In the past biologists classified fungi as plants. Now they have their own kingdom. How do fungi differ from plants?
1. Fungi lack chlorophyll and do not engage in photosynthesis. Plants engage in photosynthesis which produces glucose from carbon dioxide and sunlight. A byproduct of photosynthesis is oxygen which is used by humans and other animals to breath. Plants are
Anthrax is a disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, a gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria. The three primary types of anthrax are cutaneous (affecting the skin), gastrointestinal, and inhalational. Woolsorter’s disease is a common name for inhalational
anthrax. Why is anthrax so deadly? There are a number of reasons, which can be categorized into bacterial or clinical.
Beta receptors are located in the heart, the airways of the lungs, and the blood vessels. ß 1receptors are located in the heart. Dobutamine, a drug used to treat heart failure, stimulates the ß 1receptors in the heart increasing the force of contraction.
The lungs contain ß2 receptors. One of way treating asthma, is by administering albuterol which stimulates the ß2 receptors in airways resulting...