40 relations: Alzheimer's disease, Amino acid, Andes, Bacteria, Beta-Methylamino-L-alanine, Bryophyte, Cambridge University Press, Central Asia, China, Colony (biology), Cyanobacteria, Dementia, Fat choy, Filamentation, Gunnera, Heterocyst, Hornwort, Japan, Java, Nitrogen, Nostoc commune, Nostoc commune var. sphaeroides, Nostoc pruniforme, Nostoc punctiforme, Nostoc verrucosum, Nostocaceae, Nostocales, Paracelsus, Parkinson's disease, Photosynthesis, Phycological Society of America, Plant, Soil, Species, Standard Chinese, Star jelly, Symbiosis, Tissue (biology), Tremella mesenterica, Vitamin C.
Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time.
Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each amino acid.
The Andes or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de los Andes) are the longest continental mountain range in the world.
Bacteria (common noun bacteria, singular bacterium) is a type of biological cell.
β-Methylamino-L-alanine, or BMAA, is a non-proteinogenic amino acid produced by cyanobacteria.
Bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
In biology, a colony is composed of two or more conspecific individuals living in close association with, or connected to, one another.
Cyanobacteria, also known as Cyanophyta, are a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis, and are the only photosynthetic prokaryotes able to produce oxygen.
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning.
Fat choy (Nostoc flagelliforme) is a terrestrial cyanobacterium (a type of photosynthetic bacteria) that is used as a vegetable in Chinese cuisine.
Filamentation is the anomalous growth of certain bacteria, such as E. coli, in which cells continue to elongate but do not divide (no septa formation).
Gunnera is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants.
Heterocysts are specialized nitrogen-fixing cells formed during nitrogen starvation by some filamentous cyanobacteria, such as Nostoc punctiforme, Cylindrospermum, and Anabaena sphaerica.
Hornworts are a group of non-vascular plants constituting the division Anthocerotophyta.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Java (Indonesian: Jawa; Javanese: ꦗꦮ; Sundanese) is an island of Indonesia.
Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7.
Nostoc commune is a species of cyanobacterium in the family Nostocaceae.
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Nostoc pruniforme (Mare's eggs) are a species of cyanobacterium.
Nostoc punctiforme is a species of filamentous cyanobacteria.
Nostoc verrucosum is a species of cyanobacteria usually found in colonies and in globose racks.
The Nostocaceae are a family of cyanobacteria that forms filament-shaped colonies enclosed in mucus or a gelatinous sheath.
The Nostocales are an order of cyanobacteria containing most of its species.
Paracelsus (1493/4 – 24 September 1541), born Theophrastus von Hohenheim (full name Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim), was a Swiss physician, alchemist, and astrologer of the German Renaissance.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system.
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities (energy transformation).
The Phycological Society of America (PSA) is a professional society, founded in 1946, that is dedicated to the advancement of phycology, the study of algae.
Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.
Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life.
In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.
Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.
Star jelly (also called astromyxin, astral jelly) is a gelatinous substance sometimes found on grass or even on branches of trees.
Symbiosis (from Greek συμβίωσις "living together", from σύν "together" and βίωσις "living") is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic.
In biology, tissue is a cellular organizational level between cells and a complete organ.
Tremella mesenterica (common names include yellow brain, golden jelly fungus, yellow trembler, and witches' butter) is a common jelly fungus in the Tremellaceae family of the Agaricomycotina.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement.