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Computer programs that aid in the storage, processing, and analysis of biological data.
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Division of a diploid cell to produce four haploid cells for the purposes of reproduction.
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Pigmentation refers to the coloration in plants or animals due to the presence of pigment in the tissue.
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The scientific study of behaviour and of the mind.
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Questions relating to how the field of biology has developed over time.
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a field of biology which utilizes biological systems like microorganisms to produce valuable products, such as biofuels, drugs, and vaccines.
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Cells which have not fully differentiated yet, i.e. with the potential to develop into other kinds of cells through asymmetric cell division.
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A region of repeating DNA at the end of a chromosome that protects the chromosome from decaying.
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the process of protein synthesis. The information encoded in the mRNA is translated into an amino acid sequence through the joint activity of tRNAs and ribosomes.
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Questions requesting a reference (book, journal article, etc) for a specific topic/finding.
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The eukaryotic process characterized by replication of nuclear DNA and formation of a second identical nucleus. Separate from cytokinesis.
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produced during transcription before it leaves the nucleus to be be translated by a ribosome. This produces a sequence of nucleic acids for which mRNA is considered the template.
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Often circular segments of DNA that can replicate outside of the chromosomes. Generally found in bacteria.
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Analysis of DNA, RNA or protein (amino acid) sequences. Here sequences are compared so analyze similarities and conserved regions. Sequence analysis is usually done by specialized softeware.
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Biologically-synthesized chemicals (or their derivatives) that cause growth suppression or death of bacteria. Other anti-microbials are often also considered under the class antibiotics these days.
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The processes by which gene products (largely RNA and proteins) are increased or decreased.
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Questions pertaining to organized collections of biological data.
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Adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation.
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Questions relating to the binding of proteins to each other and other molecules.
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Questions relating to the study of fish.
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a polyphyletic group of unicellular fungi. Usually the term yeast is used synonymously with baker's yeast - Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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The study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.
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The concepts of mate choice and competition over eligible members of the opposite sex in animals, including humans.
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A state in which an organism or a cellular system, as defined by its full set of functionality, ceases to exist (i.e., most of the functions are irreversibly lost).
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Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.
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a single-stranded RNA virus which reproduces in human CD4-positive cells, which are primarily T-helper lymphocytes and macrophages. HIV is the causative patho…
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the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear.
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the mechanism by which a disease is causing the disease. For bacteria this can be the secretion of a toxin which is toxic for the host.
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The processes by which environmental information is encoded, stored, and retrieved.
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The administration of antigenic material to stimulate the immune system of an individual to develop adaptive immunity to a disease.
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caused by the invasion of by pathogenic organisms (bacteria, viruses or worms) into a host. These pathogenic organisms live and multiply in its host and cause diseases by this.