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What is Binomial Nomenclature?

Binomial Nomenclature is the formal system of naming organisms. It is composed of two parts – the first part of the name identifies the genus of an organism and the second part (specific epithet) of the name identifies the species of an organism. The binomial aspect of this system means that each organism is given […]

TREE THAT RELEASES OXYGEN ROUND THE CLOCK

Usually plants take CO2 and release oxygen during day (due to photosynthesis) and they take O2 and release carbon dioxide during night as a result of respiration. But it has been found that Peepal tree (scientific name Ficus religiosa) releases oxygen 24 hours a day. How is it possible that a plant releases oxygen throughout […]