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A broad group of consisting of biomolecules that are soluble in non-polar solvents. Most of these molecules have huge hydrocarbon chains (linear or cyclic). Examples include glycerides (glyceryl ester…
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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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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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a monosaccheride which is build up by plants during photosynthesis.
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A structural aberrancy in DNA, as opposed to a sequence change (mutation). Often caused by reactive species.
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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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A tag used for questions on the mechanisms responsible for the initiation, development, and treatment of pathological processes in humans and animals.
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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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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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Questions regarding organic compounds required by an organism as a vital nutrient in limited amounts.
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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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Communal living, cooperation in care of young, and/or division of labor within animal species.
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A collection of tissues which work together to accomplish a function. The organisational unit above tissues and below systems.
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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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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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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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Questions pertaining to western blots, which are used for detecting specific proteins (sometimes called protein immunoblots).
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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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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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Fluorescent microscopy uses the emissions of fluorescently labelled probes to generate an image.
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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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Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.
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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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Chemistry relating to carbon-containing compounds. Should relate to biology as opposed to being purely about chemistry.
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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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Organisms whose cells contain organelles, complex structures enclosed within membranes, in particular a nucleus.
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Questions pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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either continuous (in electrical synapses) or interrupted by a cleft (in chemical synapses), through which communication is established.