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Tag for questions related to the process of cells receiving a stimulus from its environment, or from itself (autocrine signaling), and responding as a result of the stimulus.
Determining the sequence of RNA. This technique is used for discovery and quantification of mRNAs and ncRNAs.
The process in nature or in the lab by which a new organism is created that is genetically identical to its predecessor.
The process of biological aging or the state of an organism being biologically old.
The study of the molecular structure of biological macromolecules and how that structure relates to their function.
Questions involving the study of sex and reproduction, mating systems, sexuality, sex determination, gender, the evolution of sex, and other topics in the context of sex.
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Division of a diploid cell to produce four haploid cells for the purposes of reproduction.
Models that analyse biological systems or processes using the tools of applied mathematics.
A protein produced by the B-cells of the immune system which binds to a particular antigen, a foreign substance to the body.
A method for analyzing or purifying samples. Molecules are separated by their relative weight, charge, or stereochemistry, which affect their speed of movement through a gel.
The physiological process of breaking down food into its constituent parts to provide nutrition for the body.
Questions relating to how the field of biology has developed over time.
the process of protein synthesis. The information encoded in the mRNA is translated into an amino acid sequence through the joint activity of tRNAs and ribosomes.
Questions relating to the binding of proteins to each other and other molecules.
Questions pertaining to red blood cells, or erythrocytes, the most common type of blood cell that is responsible for delivering oxygen throughout the body.
Often circular segments of DNA that can replicate outside of the chromosomes. Generally found in bacteria.
the process of attaining awareness or understanding of the environment by organizing and interpreting sensory information coming from body receptors and sensory organs into CNS.
the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear.
The physiological process of inhaling and exhaling air for the purpose of gas exchange in the lungs.
The biosynthetic process by which copies of a DNA molecule are made.
The process in which a protein folds into a three-dimensional shape to achieve proper functioning.
an approach to engineer biology. Core to the discipline is genetic engineering, which is made more akin to engineering by adding the levels of standardization, automation, and abs…
Questions dealing with biological processes in relation to temperature, for instance temperature effects on metabolism, enzyme function or development time. Temperature can be measured on many differe…
In reference to a biological system over time, growth refers to the increase in physical size/mass as well as the progression through its life cycle.
Electromagnetic radiation, specifically the range of frequencies visible to humans ("visible light").
Biologically-synthesized chemicals (or their derivatives) that cause growth suppression or death of bacteria. Other anti-microbials are often also considered under the class antibiotics these days.
The study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.
A state in which an organism or a cellular system, as defined by its full set of functionality, ceases to exist (i.e., most of the functions are irreversibly lost).
A process defining organisms that grow and adapt to stimuli while maintaining a state of organization and energy production and being capable of reproduction.
The eukaryotic process characterized by replication of nuclear DNA and formation of a second identical nucleus. Separate from cytokinesis.
A rapid change in the membrane potential of excitable cells such as neurons and muscles; this usually involves a steep rise (depolarization) followed by a steep fall in membrane potential (repolariza…