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Mechanisms for inheriting phenotype outside of the genomic DNA sequence.
Cells which have not fully differentiated yet, i.e. with the potential to develop into other kinds of cells through asymmetric cell division.
The study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.
Single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, are differences between two sequences of DNA at one individual nucleotide location.
Reproduction involving two morphologically distinct gametes, such as sperm and egg, where offspring inherit genes from two parents.
Tag for questions pertaining the sensation of unpleasant sensory and emotional experiences associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
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 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.
The study of the distribution, incidence, and potential control of a disease.
Adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation.
The administration of antigenic material to stimulate the immune system of an individual to develop adaptive immunity to a disease.
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…
The physiological mechanisms by which organisms perceive their environment.
different forms (among many possible alternative forms) of the same gene.
the studies of the biophysical properties of enzymes and their substrates.
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.
a polyphyletic group of unicellular fungi. Usually the term yeast is used synonymously with baker's yeast - Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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 mathematical model in computational science that requires extensive computational resources to study the behavior of a complex system by computer simulation.
can be used for questions on experimental hardware; experimental set up; experimental procedures; surgical techniques etc.
The complex of nerve tissues including the brain and spinal cord, but excluding the peripheral nervous system.
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…
The amount and variety of food consumed by an organism, usually for nutrition.
Questions looking for clarifications or definitions of biological terminology.
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…
The branch of statistics that deals with data relating to living organisms.
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.
Data refers to a set of observations or measurements obtained for research purposes. Typically, quantitative or qualitative analysis is carried out on them.
Pigmentation refers to the coloration in plants or animals due to the presence of pigment in the tissue.
a biopolymer mostly made from keratin, which grows from the skin. Hair is exclusively found in mammals.
The set of biochemical processes involved in the creation and utilization of lipids.