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The study of energy and its transformations as it pertains to living systems in the context of biochemistry.
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Mechanisms for inheriting phenotype outside of the genomic DNA sequence.
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Cells which have not fully differentiated yet, i.e. with the potential to develop into other kinds of cells through asymmetric cell division.
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Single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, are differences between two sequences of DNA at one individual nucleotide location.
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Tag for questions pertaining the sensation of unpleasant sensory and emotional experiences associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
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Fruits develop from the flower of plants and hold the seeds. They are the way of plants to distribute their seeds.
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The study of the distribution, incidence, and potential control of a disease.
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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.
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Reproduction involving two morphologically distinct gametes, such as sperm and egg, where offspring inherit genes from two parents.
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Adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation.
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The administration of antigenic material to stimulate the immune system of an individual to develop adaptive immunity to a disease.
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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…
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the studies of the biophysical properties of enzymes and their substrates.
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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.
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produced during transcription before it leaves the nucleus to be be translated by a ribosome. This produces a sequence of nucleic acids for which mRNA is considered the template.
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a polyphyletic group of unicellular fungi. Usually the term yeast is used synonymously with baker's yeast - Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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A predetermined methodology for carrying out an experiment.
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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…
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Microanatomy of cells and tissues
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a single-stranded RNA virus which reproduces in human CD4-positive cells, which are primarily T-helper lymphocytes and macrophages. HIV is the causative patho…
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The amount and variety of food consumed by an organism, usually for nutrition.
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different forms of many possible alternative forms of the same gene. The different eye colors are for example different alleles of the genes that make the eye color.
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a mathematical model in computational science that requires extensive computational resources to study the behavior of a complex system by computer simulation.
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The complex of nerve tissues including the brain and spinal cord, but excluding the peripheral nervous system.
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The physiological mechanisms by which organisms perceive their environment.
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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.
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Reproductive structures of angiosperms.
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a biopolymer mostly made from keratin, which grows from the skin. Hair is exclusively found in mammals.
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can be used for questions on experimental hardware; experimental set up; experimental procedures; surgical techniques etc.
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The branch of statistics that deals with data relating to living organisms.
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Pigmentation refers to the coloration in plants or animals due to the presence of pigment in the tissue.
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Data refers to a set of observations or measurements obtained for research purposes. Typically, quantitative or qualitative analysis is carried out on them.
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The processes by which environmental information is encoded, stored, and retrieved.
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The processes by which gene products (largely RNA and proteins) are increased or decreased.
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Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.