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Heather E. McFarlane

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Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology
Heather R. McFarlane is an Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology for the University of Toronto.
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Heather E. McFarlane

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Plant Cell Structures and Functions

Learn about the many different structures that make up plant cells as well as what differentiates plant cells from animal cells.
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Plant Cell Structures and Functions

Water droplets on succulent leaves

How Do Plants Survive in the Desert?

Plants need to exchange gases and water with their environment as part of photosynthesis. Some plant cells have evolved specifically for this purpose.
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How Do Plants Survive in the Desert?

DNA "unzipping"

How can I obtain a sample of DNA?

Be a biochemist! Learn how to extract DNA from an onion and find out what DNA looks like.
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How can I obtain a sample of DNA?

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Eutrophication: Why you should care about pond scum?

When fertilizers from agriculture get into lakes and rivers, big problems can result for aquatic ecosystems, food chains & webs!
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Eutrophication: Why you should care about pond scum?