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Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.
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Polymers/Oligomers of mononucleotides. Nucleotides are composed of heterocyclic bases such as Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, Cytosine, and Uracil linked to a backbone moeity such as ribose (RNA), deoxyrib…
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enyzmes (usually derived from bacterial sources) which cleave DNA at defined "restriction" sites.
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Chemistry relating to carbon-containing compounds. Should relate to biology as opposed to being purely about chemistry.
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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 scientific study of spiders and related animals such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, collectively called arachnids. It can include the study of ticks and mites which is s…
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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 studies of the biophysical properties of enzymes and their substrates.
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Questions pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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Data refers to a set of observations or measurements obtained for research purposes. Typically, quantitative or qualitative analysis is carried out on them.
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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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a widely-used tool for finding and evaluating DNA or protein sequences. Users can utilize either their own sequences or the genomes of hundreds of organisms. …
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Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.
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The maintenance of a constant internal environment - for example temperature, carbon dioxide concentration or water concentration, etc. within an organism.
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Copying the genome for the purpose of reproduction.
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Fluorescent microscopy uses the emissions of fluorescently labelled probes to generate an image.
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An interdisciplinary area of study in the life sciences with a focus on complex interactions and large networks of biological molecules and processes.
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Organisms whose cells contain organelles, complex structures enclosed within membranes, in particular a nucleus.
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Questions pertaining to the production of an immune response to self tissues/molecules.
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Chemicals used in the lab for experiments.
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Internal organ of vertebrate species which is important for a lot of biochemical functions including production of molecules, detoxification and production of glycogen.
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the respiratory organ which allows the take-up of oxygen and the release of CO2. They are present in most animals which breathe air including many fish species.
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designed to prevent old damaged cells from mutating into neoplastic (cancer) cells.
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Set of methods to visualize certain properties (structure, gene expression, potential changes, etc.) of organisms or single cells.