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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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either continuous (in electrical synapses) or interrupted by a cleft (in chemical synapses), through which communication is established.
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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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Scientific procedure to test a hypothesis. The outcome of the experiment either confirms or denies the hypothesis.
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Questions pertaining to the production of an immune response to self tissues/molecules.
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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 substance which causes the the body to produce a reaction of the adaptive immune system. Contact of the immune system to antigens results in the production of highly specific (antigen …
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social insects in the family Formicidae, a member of the Hymenoptera, which also includes the wasps and bees.
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The scientific study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
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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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a monosaccheride which is build up by plants during photosynthesis.
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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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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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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 …
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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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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 pertaining to the conversion of sugar to ethanol, gas, or acids by bacteria or yeast.
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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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single-stranded RNA viruses that reverse-transcribe their genome into DNA that is then integrated into the host genome.
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Questions pertaining to genome-wide association studies.