The biological importance of sugar is that it provides the body with immediate energy, but it also provides a source for stored energy. While sugar is often blamed for being unhealthy, the body is unable to function corr... More »

Lipids are a wide category of compounds that are known as biomolecules. Lipids include neutral fats, steroids, oils and waxes. They are created by the body naturally to be used in a variety of biological membranes and re... More »

For people attempting to control high blood sugar levels, a chart helps them to keep track and properly manage glucose levels and to create medical records that supplement those gathered by their doctor, states Healthlin... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Protozoans are an indirect source of food for man, fish and other animals. Protozoa also play an important role in water purification by breaking down organic waste substances in the water. Prospectors use the skeletal d... More »

Coeloms are important because they allow for the separation and compartmentalization of different biological functions in the body. Animals lacking coelom have to rely on diffusion to transport important nutrients throug... More »

Photosynthesis is the process that drives nearly all of the energy economies on Earth. It is the mechanism by which plants and green algae do the work of converting sunlight into an effective fuel for driving protein and... More »

Chemosynthesis uses chemical nutrients as an energy source, unlike photosynthesis, which uses sunlight. Although most life on Earth uses photosynthesis to obtain energy, there are groups of bacteria known as chemosynthet... More »