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Looking for clarification in terminology, examples would be greatly appreciated!

Not sure how this is off-topic. It is a general question about the difference between biological concepts defined in the field of bioinformatics.

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closed as off-topic by David, Bryan Krause, kmm, anongoodnurse, Chris Sep 17 '17 at 7:03

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Homework questions are off-topic on Biology unless you have shown your attempt at an answer. For more information see our homework policy." – David, Bryan Krause, anongoodnurse, Chris
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    $\begingroup$ The homework policy, which is linked to in the close reason, should tell you why people voted to close your question. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Sep 18 '17 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ @canadianer this isn't homework ..... I genuinely do not understand the difference. Not taking any courses right now. $\endgroup$ – player87 Sep 19 '17 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ First off, I didn't vote to close. Second, some people around here have decided that "homework" includes any question that the asker does not show effort in researching themselves. This is in the homework policy as: "A question that addresses a basic biology concept that may seem trivial to biology professionals". The policy also directs you to "Research it yourself ". $\endgroup$ – canadianer Sep 19 '17 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ PS: If you think this question was unjustly closed, you can create a post on Biology Meta. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Sep 19 '17 at 18:58