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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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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 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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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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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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The study of the function, chemistry and structure of cells.
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concerned with the study of the structure and function of the cell, especially the chromosomes.
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Nutrient solution for the growth of eukariotic cells or bacteria. It can contain everything the cell needs for its growth (complete media) or can be incomplete (selective media) to select for cells th…
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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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A structural aberrancy in DNA, as opposed to a sequence change (mutation). Often caused by reactive species.
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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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A chip-based assay that allows parallel detection of thousands of samples, such as DNA, at once.
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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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Children born from the same pregnancy. Twins can result from either a single zygote (monozygotic, or identical twins) or from two, separately-fertilized egg cells (dizygotic, or fraternal twins).
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a monosaccheride which is build up by plants during photosynthesis.
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Behaviours that transfer information between organisms
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Current and past changes in climate as they relate to biological systems. This may include biological drivers of or impacts from changes in temperature, precipitation, atmospheric CO2, sea level, etc.
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An organism which thrives in extreme chemical or physical conditions which would be harmful to most life forms.
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Questions pertaining to the study of the digestive system.
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