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Single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, are differences between two sequences of DNA at one individual nucleotide location.
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…
The scientific study of behaviour and of the mind.
Electromagnetic radiation, specifically the range of wavelengths visible to humans ("visible light").
The study of energy and its transformations as it pertains to living systems in the context of biochemistry.
Mechanisms for inheriting phenotype outside of the genomic DNA sequence.
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…
The 23 chromosome pairs, made up of 3 billion base-pairs, 22 chromosomes of which are autosomal and one which is an allosome, or sex chromosome.
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).
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 eukaryotic process characterized by replication of nuclear DNA and formation of a second identical nucleus. Separate from cytokinesis.
Tag for questions pertaining the sensation of unpleasant sensory and emotional experiences associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
Reproductive structures of angiosperm (flowering) plants.
The complex of nerve tissues including the brain and spinal cord, but excluding the peripheral nervous system.
the study of the rates of enzyme-catalysed reactions
a molecular target for a chemical signal such as a neurotransmitter, hormone, or drug. Binding of the signal to the receptor initiates or modulates behaviour in the receiving cell.
Microanatomy of cells and tissues
Adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation.
different forms (among many possible alternative forms) of the same gene.
The physiological mechanisms by which organisms perceive their environment.
a mathematical model in computational science that requires extensive computational resources to study the behavior of a complex system by computer simulation.
A computational technique to compare two nucleotide or protein sequences. There are two basic types of sequence alignment i.e. local alignment (local comparison of subsequences) or global alignment (e…
Data refers to a set of observations or measurements obtained for research purposes. Typically, quantitative or qualitative analysis is carried out on them.
The set of biochemical processes involved in the creation and utilization of lipids.
Study of the structural component of the vertebrate skeleton. Bone is a dense connective tissue composed of various cell types as well as collagen and mineralized calcium.
a polyphyletic group of unicellular fungi. Usually the term yeast is used synonymously with baker's yeast - Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
A paraphyletic classification for animals lacking a vertebral column.
Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.
The natural world, especially pertaining to the interactions of life therein.
The branch of statistics that deals with data relating to living organisms.
The application of dynamic systems and game theory to evolving populations in biology, economics, and social sciences. It is particularly well suited for studying social dilemmas like the evolution of…
for questions relating to chemical, mechanical, electromagnetic, thermal, kinetic or potential energy or any other energy related directly to biological organisms or biological systems
social insects in the family Formicidae, a member of the Hymenoptera, which also includes the wasps and bees.
can be used for questions on experimental hardware; experimental set up; experimental procedures; surgical techniques etc.