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A predetermined methodology for carrying out an experiment.
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The organelle in eukaryotes where the main stages of respiration occur.
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to be used to identify questions related to the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts as it relates to human beings as opposed to …
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Questions relating to the study of fish.
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Tag for questions related to the process of cells receiving a stimulus from its environment, or from itself (autocrine signaling), and responding as a result of the stimulus.
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The process in nature or in the lab by which a new organism is created that is genetically identical to its predecessor.
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Mechanisms for inheriting phenotype outside of the genomic DNA sequence.
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The study of organisms that dwell in the ocean or brackish waters.
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Often circular segments of DNA that can replicate outside of the chromosomes. Generally found in bacteria.
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the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear.
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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 23 chromosome pairs, made up of 3 billion base-pairs, 22 chromosomes of which are autosomal and one which is an allosome, or sex chromosome.
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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.
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The scientific study of behaviour and of the mind.
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The exchange of gases across organs that facilitate transport of the gases to and from the cells of the organism.
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Single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, are differences between two sequences of DNA at one individual nucleotide location.
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The study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.
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A process defining organisms that grow and adapt to stimuli while maintaining a state of organization and energy production and being capable of reproduction.
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Questions relating to how the field of biology has developed over time.
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A physiological state of being: Good health refers to a state where the cellular/organismal physiology is normal; i.e. devoid of any deleterious/pathological condition such as a disease.
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Escherichia coli, a gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium commonly found in the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals. Used extensively in laboratory research.
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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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A measure of how hot or cold something is, measured in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius, or Kelvin.
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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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The processes by which gene products (largely RNA and proteins) are increased or decreased.
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Any biological process which displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of time.
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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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Division of a diploid cell to produce four haploid cells for the purposes of reproduction.
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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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The eukaryotic process characterized by replication of nuclear DNA and formation of a second identical nucleus. Separate from cytokinesis.
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Questions pertaining to red blood cells, or erythrocytes, the most common type of blood cell that is responsible for delivering oxygen throughout the body.
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the smallest functional unit of life.
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Computer programs that aid in the storage, processing, and analysis of biological data.