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Dormant

Dormant a large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or sleep. . Called also dormant... Read More

Secondary succession

We all have come across news where forest lands got destroyed by wildfires. Or sometimes we have read about an entire... Read More

Gemmule

Definition noun, plural: gemmules (botany) A small gemma; a bud produced by gemmation. (zoology) A mass of cell capable of... Read More

Pathogen

What are Pathogens? Pathogens are defined as microscopic organisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that... Read More

Obligate aerobe

Before we define obligate aerobes, let us first understand and define aerobic organisms. Aerobic organisms are those that... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Apical Dominance

a condition where vertical growth supercedes lateral growth in a plant. this is controlled by auxins, where in high... Read More

Bears

Bears Definition Bears are mammals belonging to the family Ursidae. They typically have massive bodies, coarse heavy fur,... Read More

Aerobic bacteria

Aerobic Bacteria Definition What does aerobic mean in biology? As the name suggests, 'aerobe' in biology means organisms... Read More

Active dry yeast

Definition noun A form of dry yeast in which the yeasts are not killed but made dormant through dehydration, and return to... Read More

Chickenpox

Definition noun A highly contagious air-borne disease caused by varicella zoster virus commonly affecting children and... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that initially were... Read More

Akinetes

An akinete is a thick-walled dormant cell derived from the enlargement of a vegetative cell.1 It serves as a survival... Read More

Exogen

Definition noun (physiology) The phase of the hair cycle in which the hair is shed (botany) Any of the plants characterised... Read More

Memory B cell

Definition noun, plural: memory B cells A small, long-lived B lymphocyte that was previously exposed to a particular... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Gram-positive endospore-forming rods

Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Rods Definition Gram-positive endospore-forming rods are a group of rod-shaped bacteria... Read More

Abscisic acid

Abscisic acid (Science: biochemistry) a lipid hormone that inhibits cell growth in plants, it is associated with fruit drop,... Read More

Amoebic dysentery

Definition noun A form of dysentery in which the causative agent is an amoeba, particularly Entamoeba... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction that does not... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Pangenesis

Definition noun A hypothetical mechanism for heredity proposed by Charles Darwin in which it holds that gemmules are shed... Read More

Sporophyte

Sporophyte Definition What is a sporophyte? Accordingly, the sporophyte is the plant generation that produces spores. To... Read More

Interphase

Interphase is the critical period in the eukaryotic cell cycle characterized by a sequence of events like the G1 phase where... Read More

Spore

Definition noun, plural: spores A dormant, reproductive cell formed by certain organisms. It is thick-walled and highly... Read More

Conjugation

Conjugation generally means the joining or coming together (union), such as in certain unicellular organisms (some bacteria,... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Scale

Scale A reduced or rudimentary leaf, for example surrounding a dormant bud, a thin flap of tissue, for example on the... Read More

Scales

scale A reduced or rudimentary leaf, for example surrounding a dormant bud, a thin flap of tissue, for example on the... Read More

Germination

Definition noun, plural: germinations The stage in which a germ or a living thing starts to sprout, grow and... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More