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Quantitative in the context of biology is similar to chemistry, and means "how much of something there is" - for example, how much of a particular protein is produced under what conditions. Now, you might think this is a simple problem, just measure the protein/RNA/DNA and find out. However, it isn't quite as simple as that. Even if the best ...


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Quantitative vs. qualitative Quantitative description usually implies numbers, rather than just saying which response follows which stimulus. For example, describing a chain of biochemical transformations is qualitative description - we know what processes happen, in which order, etc. Quantifying how many of the molecules would actually undergo this ...


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Let’s start by considering a very simple feedback loop, namely a system with just two genes A and B which repress each other. Such a system can be in two possible states (it is bistable): A is expressed and thus suppresses B, which is not or hardly expressed. B is expressed and thus suppresses A, which is not or hardly expressed. We may perfectly ...


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Calories is a unit of energy, which cannot be changed. The efficiency of using the energy coming in different forms is however different. The original article in which the study was reported points out that indeed the matter at stake is the balance between the fat consumed and the fat burned: The most sensitive method for detecting the rate of body fat ...


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What is the function of centrioles( two barrel-shaped structure perpendicular to each other) in the formation of microtubules? Let's clear your basics first, Centrioles have no function in the formation of microtubules. Why ?? Because, Structurally, centrioles are made up of microtubules. Even this paper states At the core of most centrioles is a ...


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