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for questions about the general biological features of human beings (as opposed to the biology of non-humans).
Genetics is the branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics.
Questions looking to find the name of a specific organism. Please include as much information as possible on location/habitat, size/characteristics and behavior. Ideally, you should provide images.
Changes in the heritable attributes of populations of organisms over time. The mechanisms of evolution are mutation, migration, drift, and selection.
The study of chemistry within the scope of biology: the compounds that occur and the reactions involving them in living organisms.
The study of the molecular processes underlying life.
The study of cells and their physiological properties, structure, environmental interaction, division, life cycle, and death, as well as the organelles they contain. Also known as cytology.
The biological study of animals. Very broad use so be sure to add additional clarifying tags
The study of plants and plant life.
The scientific study of Insects. If the question is about some other group of arthropod use 'arthropod' tag.
The study of the structure and function of the nervous system and its components.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the carrier of genetic information, including for all known living organisms. The only known exceptions are RNA viruses.
The science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes using informatics.
Microbiology is the study of extremely small organisms. This includes organisms like bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses.
The study of the normal function of living organisms and their anatomical parts and the means by which their normal functioning is achieved.
Biopolymers consisting of amino acids that fold into 3D shapes and perform a large number of functions in living organisms.
The study of the immune system in organisms, primarily responsible for fighting infection.
The scientific study of the structure and function of genes at the molecular level, particularly chromosomes and DNA.
A subdivision of microbiology dedicated to the study of bacteria.
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Virology deals with the study of viruses, infectious entities that require the machinery of a host cell to replicate.
for questions about the general anatomical features of human beings as opposed to the anatomy of non-human animals.
The study of the spatial and temporal patterns of the distribution and abundance of organisms, including causes and consequences (Scheiner, S.M. and Willig, M.R., 2008. A general theory of ecology. Th…
How terms are used or the meaning of words as used in scientific literature. Questions should ideally include a link or quote as context for where the term was encountered.
The primary component of the central nervous system, which, along with the spinal cord, controls the body of bilaterally symmetrical beings.
The study of the physiology of the nervous system, with emphasis on transcellular communication, and cellular and molecular processes involved in neural communication.
Metabolism is the set of defined biochemical transformations occurring within the cells of living organisms.
Study of the normal functioning of plants and plant cells
The scientific study of inheritance as it occurs specifically in human beings.
The biological process by which new individuals are formed.
A malignant group of uncontrollably dividing cells that form a tumour. Questions regarding (proto)oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes should also use this tag.
Pharmacology is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function.
Enzymes are globular proteins that catalyse a biochemical reaction, increasing the overall rate by reducing activation energy. Most chemical reactions in a cell need enzymes in order to occur at rates…
Questions relating to protocols, procedures, and good practice when using laboratory equipment.
The study of diseases, including their causes and effects.
Technique(s) by which the sequence of DNA is obtained. The principles are similar for RNA-sequencing.