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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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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 organisms that lived in prehistoric times.
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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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Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.
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Questions regarding organic compounds required by an organism as a vital nutrient in limited amounts.
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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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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 study of how biological life arises from inorganic matter through natural processes, and the method by which life on Earth arose.
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Ionizing electromagnetic waves, usually harmful to most biological beings.
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Questions pertaining to the processes by which new species arise.
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The timing of key events in an organism's lifetime, including development, reproduction and death.
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Fluorescent microscopy uses the emissions of fluorescently labelled probes to generate an image.
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Fruits develop from the flower of plants and hold the seeds. They are the way of plants to distribute their seeds.
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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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The application of dynamic systems and game theory to evolving populations in biology, economics, and social sciences. It is particularly well suited for studying social dilemmas like the evolution of…
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Communal living, cooperation in care of young, and/or division of labor within animal species.
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Copying the genome for the purpose of reproduction.
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Educated guesses about the structure and function of things that do not currently exist. Many 'what if' and 'why not' questions fit this category. Questions should be posed so that they can be answere…
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The process in which a protein folds into a three-dimensional shape to achieve proper functioning.
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enyzmes (usually derived from bacterial sources) which cleave DNA at defined "restriction" sites.
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Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.
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The study of the physiology of the nervous system, with emphasis on transcellular communication, and cellular and molecular processes involved in neural communication.
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designed to prevent old damaged cells from mutating into neoplastic (cancer) cells.
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Questions pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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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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The genetic alteration of a cell resulting from the direct uptake, incorporation, and expression of exogenous genetic material from its surroundings.
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Questions pertaining to western blots, which are used for detecting specific proteins (sometimes called protein immunoblots).
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The laboratory technique involving the extraction of DNA from a cell in a pure form.