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Fluorescent microscopy uses the emissions of fluorescently labelled probes to generate an image.
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a biopolymer mostly made from keratin, which grows from the skin. Hair is exclusively found in mammals.
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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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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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Scientific procedure to test a hypothesis. The outcome of the experiment either confirms or denies the hypothesis.
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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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Organelles responsible for protein synthesis in cells. They are distinguished into "free" and "membrane-bound" classes.
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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 pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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The scientific study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
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Questions pertaining to the production of an immune response to self tissues/molecules.
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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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either continuous (in electrical synapses) or interrupted by a cleft (in chemical synapses), through which communication is established.
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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 biodiversity with the applied goal of learning how to protect species, habitats, and ecosystems from change, particularly that caused by non-natural effects.
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Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.
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The process of gathering visual studies of tissue or the body for purposes of research or diagnostics.
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Chemicals used in the lab for experiments.
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Electromagnetic radiation, specifically the range of frequencies visible to humans ("visible light").
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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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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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Questions pertaining to the conversion of sugar to ethanol, gas, or acids by bacteria or yeast.
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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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the studies of the biophysical properties of enzymes and their substrates.
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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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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. …