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Copying the genome for the purpose of reproduction.
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A computational technique to compare two nucleotide or protein sequences. There are two basic types of sequence alignment i.e. local alignment (local comparison of subsequences) or global alignment (e…
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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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Questions pertaining to fruit flies of the genus *Drosophila*.
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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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designed to prevent old damaged cells from mutating into neoplastic (cancer) cells.
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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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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 pertaining to western blots, which are used for detecting specific proteins (sometimes called protein immunoblots).
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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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Questions regarding the structure, morphology, and function of the human ear.
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The study of evolution with a particular focus on questions about the evolution of modern humans. Questions often incorporate the study of our nearest ancestors, both the extant primates and extinct p…
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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 studies of the biophysical properties of enzymes and their substrates.
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Questions pertaining to the production of an immune response to self tissues/molecules.
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Organisms whose cells contain organelles, complex structures enclosed within membranes, in particular a nucleus.
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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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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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A chip-based assay that allows parallel detection of thousands of samples, such as DNA, at once.
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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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Protein Data Bank, a publically available database of molecular structures of proteins
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the study of inheritance at the phenotypic level.
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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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The people-biota-environment interface: organisms used by humans, and the ways humans conceive of those organisms. This can include wild, managed or domesticated organisms used for food, medicine, and…
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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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short oligo made from nucleic acids. It is the starting point for DNA polymerases to start DNA synthesis. DNA polymerases can only synthesize enlarge existing nucleic but not generate new …