Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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for questions about the general biological features of human beings (as opposed to the biology of non-humans).
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the branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics.
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Changes in the heritable attributes of populations of organisms over time. The mechanisms of evolution are mutation, migration, drift, and selection.
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Questions looking to find the name of a specific organism. Please include as much information as possible on location/habitat, size/characteristics and behavior. Ideally, you should provide images.
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The study of chemistry within the scope of biology: the compounds that occur and the reactions involving them in living organisms.
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The study of the molecular processes underlying life.
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The study of cells and their physiological properties, structure, environmental interaction, division, life cycle, and death, as well as the organelles they contain. Also known as cytology.
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The study of plants and plant life.
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The biological study of animals. Very broad use so be sure to add additional clarifying tags
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The study of the structure and function of the nervous system and its components.
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the carrier of genetic information, including for all known living organisms. The only known exceptions are RNA viruses.
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The scientific study of Insects. If the question is about some other group of arthropod use 'arthropod' tag.
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The science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes using informatics.
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The study of the normal function of living organisms and their anatomical parts and the means by which their normal functioning is achieved.
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the study of extremely small organisms. This includes organisms like bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses.
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Biopolymers consisting of amino acids that fold into 3D shapes and perform a large number of functions in living organisms.
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The study of the immune system in organisms, primarily responsible for fighting infection.
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The scientific study of the structure and function of genes at the molecular level, particularly chromosomes and DNA.
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A subdivision of microbiology dedicated to the study of bacteria.
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indicates that the question is likely based on a home assignment in biology-related university or high school courses or is about an elementary concept that may seem trivial to biology profes…
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for questions about the general anatomical features of human beings as opposed to the anatomy of non-human animals.
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The primary component of the central nervous system, which, along with the spinal cord, controls the body of bilaterally symmetrical beings.
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Interactions and relationships among organisms and their environment. This includes biotic and abiotic (non-living/environmental) factors that impact organisms.
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the set of defined biochemical transformations occuring within the cells of living organisms.
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Study of the normal functioning of plants and plant cells
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used or the meaning of words as used in scientific literature. Questions should ideally include a link or quote as context for where the term was encountered.
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The study of the physiology of the nervous system, with emphasis on transcellular communication, and cellular and molecular processes involved in neural communication.
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The scientific study of inheritance as it occurs specifically in human beings.
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The biological process by which new individuals are formed.
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A malignant group of uncontrollably dividing cells that form a tumour. Questions regarding (proto)oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes should also use this tag.
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the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function
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The study of diseases, including their causes and effects.
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Questions relating to protocols, procedures, and good practice when using laboratory equipment.
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Technique(s) by which the sequence of DNA is obtained. The principles are similar for [tag:rna-sequencing].
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The process by which information encoded in a gene is converted into a functional protein or RNA, resulting in or contributing to a phenotype.
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globular proteins that catalyse a biochemical reaction, increasing the overall rate by reducing activation energy. Most chemical reactions in a cell need enzymes in order to occur at rates…