New Insights into Tempête, Seaweed and Golgi Apparatus Published at EurekaMag.com

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The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Tempête Joachim which is is a severe cyclonic windstorm associated with areas of low atmospheric pressure which track across the North Atlantic towards northwestern Europe, Seaweed which are marine algae used as food, medicine, fertilizer and industrial purposes. The article on Golgi Apparatus covers the organelle found in most eukaryotic cells important for processing of proteins for secretion.

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science including biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, geography, environment and health. Drawing from this pool of scientific disciplines, it publishes articles, reviews and insights on biological topics including those which have recently become popular. Most of these reviews are included in the EurekaMag GeoScience Keyword Category and in the EurekaMag GeoScience Keyphrase Category of the online science magazine.

The EurekaMag.com insight into Tempête Joachim covers severe cyclones associated with areas of low atmospheric pressure tracking across the North Atlantic towards northwestern Europe and usually during the winter months. The insight provides research results which indicate that such severe weather events influence both spatial and temporal patterns of forests and insect communities in landscapes. There have been more studies and reports on the responses of forest insects to wind storms, and on economically important subcortical insects than on gall-forming, foliage-feeding, fungal-feeding, litter-dwelling, pollinating, parasitizing, predaceous, root-feeding, and sap-feeding insects. Weather events positively affect populations of subcortical insect species, and impact their colonization patterns and dynamics. Populations of such important subcortical species usually increase dramatically following such weather events and in some cases, forest insects may use storms to migrate to new habitats.

Eurekamag.com presents an insight into Seaweed which is term for macroscopic, multicellular, benthic marine algae used as food, medicine, fertilizer and for industrial purposes. Seaweed belongs to one or several multicellular algae including red algae, green algae, and brown algae. Seaweed is a common food particularly in East Asia. As a medicine seaweed may have curative properties for tuberculosis, arthritis, colds and influenza, worm infestations and even tumors. Seaweed is also used as a fertilizer which stimulates germination and growth of crops due to its content of all major and minor plant nutrients, trace elements, auxins, and at least two gibberellins. The EurekaMag.com insight presents another agricultural application: seaweeds were tested for nematicidal activity against the larvae of Meloidogyne javanica root knot nematode. Stoechospermum polypodioides was the most active seaweed as it caused 80% mortality of the nematode larvae after 72 h exposure to its extract. Jolyna laminarioides was found to be least active in its nematicidal activity since it caused only 21% mortality after the exposure of 48 as well as 72 h of its extract. Another source deals with the state of the Indian seaweed resources. The authors attempted to provide information on industrial utilization of seaweeds and cultivation of economically important seaweeds in India, socio-economic profile of seaweed collectors, future possible utilization strategies to be adopted for conservation of germplasm and introduction of legislation policies for their controlled harvesting and sustainable utilization. The authors, however, conclude that compared with the world, estimates for India do not suggest the existence of rich seaweed resources.

The EurekaMag.com insight into Golgi Apparatus covers this organelle found in most eukaryotic cells. It processes and packages proteins inside of the cell and is particularly important in the processing of proteins for secretion. The insight covers the pattern of Golgi apparatus secretion. This process varies with the cell cycle. Large numbers of secretory vesicles are incorporated into the cell plate. Secretory vesicles from the Golgi apparatus are incorporated primarily in walls undergoing expansion. Secretory vesicles are smaller during mitosis and the first part of cytokineses than they are during interphase. Peroxidase exists in all regions of the Golgi apparatus, the rough endoplasmic reticulum and the perinuclear cisternae of the early cells. Other scientific results demonstrate that complementation results from the presence of the human enzyme in the plant Golgi apparatus, where it is functionally integrated into the biosynthetic machinery of the plant cell.

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