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for questions about the general biological features of human beings (as opposed to the biology of non-humans).
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Changes in the heritable attributes of populations of organisms over time. Major mechanisms include drift, natural selection, mutation, and gene flow (migration).
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the branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics.
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The study of chemistry within the scope of biology: the compounds that occur and the reactions involving them in living organisms.
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The study of the molecular processes of the nucleus and cell function.
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The study of cells: their physiological properties, structure, environmental interaction, division, life cycle, and death, as well as the organelles they contain. Also known as cytology.
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The study of the normal function of living organisms and the means by which it is achieved.
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The study of the structure and function of the nervous system and its components.
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the carrier of genetic information, including for all known living organisms. The only known exceptions are RNA viruses.
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Bioinformatics connects life sciences and quantitative sciences, typically involving the application of software and algorithms to solve computationally intensive questions, such as those in genomics,…
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The biological study of animals.
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The study of plant life; e.g. angiosperms, gymnosperms, bryophytes, pteridophytes, and algae.
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the study of organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. This includes organisms like bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and others.
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Biopolymers consisting of amino acids that fold into 3D shapes and perform a large number of functions in living organisms.
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The study of the immune system in organisms, primarily responsible for fighting infection.
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The scientific study of insects.
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A subdivision of microbiology dedicated to the study of bacteria.
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the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function
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Questions looking to find the name of a specific species of organism. Please include as much information as possible on habitat (esp. where in the world you found the organism) and behavior, and idea…
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for questions about the general anatomical features of human beings as opposed to the anatomy of non-human animals.
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The scientific study of the structure and function of genes at the molecular level, particularly chromosomes and DNA.
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The set of chemical reactions that happen in the cells of living organisms to sustain life.
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The primary component of the central nervous system, which, along with the spinal cord, controls the body of bilaterally symmetrical beings.
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Study of the normal functioning of plants and plant cells
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The study of diseases, including their causes and effects.
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The biological process by which new individuals are formed.
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Interactions and relationships among organisms and their environment. This includes biotic and abiotic (non-living/environmental) factors that impact organisms.
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A malignant group of uncontrollably dividing cells that form a tumour. Questions regarding (proto)oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes should also use this tag.
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The study of the physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular system, especially the heart.
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The process by which information encoded in a gene is converted into a functional protein or RNA, resulting in or contributing to a phenotype.
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a biological macromolecule made of nucleotides used in cells to convey genetic information to protein. RNA also plays a role in catalyzing certain biological reactions as …
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Questions relating to protocols, procedures, and good practice when using laboratory equipment.
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The discussion of the anatomy and evolution of eyes. Consider using the "vision" tag for questions regarding how the brain interprets information from the eyes.
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Questions regarding how the brain interprets information from the eyes. Consider using the "eyes" tag for discussion of eye anatomy, physiology and evolution.
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The scientific study of inheritance as it occurs specifically in human beings.