Hot Desert or Wet Jungle – Which Place Would You Prefer to Live in Over 10 000 Years Ago?

Earth’s oldest living ecosystems are rain forests, with others surviving in their present form for at least 70 million years. They are incredibly complex and diverse, being home to more than half of the world’s animal and plant species, although covering just 6% of the earth’s surface. Jungles are astoundingly dense with flora and fauna. A patch of 10-square-kilometer can […]

Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are produced when one gene is transferred from one organism to another in order to alter the new organism (Ecogenetics Editors 1). The transfer of genes to create desirable traits is done through several methods. Selective breeding occurs for instance, when a plant possessing desirable traits is selected and bred to […]