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a movement of hobby biologists practicing outside of mainstream labs. This means that budget, availability of technology, and possibly background knowledge may be minimal.
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Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.
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different forms of many possible alternative forms of the same gene. The different eye colors are for example different alleles of the genes that make the eye color.
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the process in which one parent cell divides into two daughter cells. The interiour (cytoplasm, DNA, mitchondria etc.) of the parent cell is divided between the two new cells.
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Hard projections in the mouths of vertebrates used mainly to mechanically digest food. Teeth can also be used for the purposes of defense or obtaining meals, especially in the case of hunting.
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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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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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the study of organisms that lived in prehistoric times.
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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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Set of methods to visualize certain properties (structure, gene expression, potential changes, etc.) of organisms or single cells.
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the study of energy transfer within and between cells, organisms, and their environment, including the underlying chemical reactions.
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concerned with the study of the structure and function of the cell, especially the chromosomes.
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Questions pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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Extinction refers to the global disappearance of a taxon, caused by the death of the last individual member. Extinction can be used on many different levels and may relate to populations, groups of po…
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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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Microanatomy of cells and tissues
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Basic (positively charged) proteins that help in compacting the genomic DNA in the form of chromatin, by forming nucleosomes.
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an internal, bean shaped organ of vertebrates. Kidneys are responsible for secreting urine, regulate the electrolytes of the body and filter the blood.
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either continuous (in electrical synapses) or interrupted by a cleft (in chemical synapses), through which communication is established.
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Enzyme that catalyzes the serial addition of monomers to synthesize a polymeric biomolecule. This term usually applies to DNA/RNA polymerases which synthesize these nucleic acid polymers from mononucl…
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Involuntary movements in response to stimuli which usually employ circuits local to the spinal cord or in the cranial nerves, though not exclusively.
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a modification of an RNA after transcription, in which intervening nucleotide sequence sequences (introns) are removed and the remaining sequences (exons) are joined.
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Questions pertaining to sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, a technique used to separate proteins according to electrophoretic mobility
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Questions pertaining to western blots, which are used for detecting specific proteins (sometimes called protein immunoblots).
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Behaviours that transfer information between organisms
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The study of biodiversity with the applied goal of learning how to protect species, habitats, and ecosystems from change, particularly that caused by non-natural effects.