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Search Results for: cell fate

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... 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

Cell Fate

The point in time where a cell is designated a particular function e.g. Xylem, muscle, nerve cell... Read More

Cell determination

Definition noun The process in which a previously undifferentiated cell is already programmed to become a specific cell type... Read More

A twist of fate — Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells

Stem cell biology takes another exciting leap forward as scientists report that normal tissue cells can be reprogrammed to... Read More

Unipotent cell

Definition noun The cell that has the ability to self-renew but gives rise to only one type of cell or tissue. Supplement An... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA – hallmark of psychological stress

We often hear that stress can be unsettling as it could make us ill when it becomes chronic and overwhelming. However, is... Read More

Prokaryotic Ancestor of Mitochondria: on the hunt

The alphaproteobacteria have been widely cited as the closest relative-- and possibly the prokaryotic ancestor -- of the... Read More

Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations

Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations    ... Read More

Homeotic selector gene

Definition noun Any of the zygotic genes expressed subsequently after segmentation genes, and whose function specifies the... Read More

Unipotent

Definition adjective Having the ability to self-renew but differentiate into only one type of cell or tissue. Supplement An... Read More

Multipolar mitosis

Multipolar mitosis Abberant mitotic figures, where the chromosomal material is pulled to more than two poles. Multipolarity... Read More

Transcriptional silencing

transcriptional silencing (Science: molecular biology) mechanism of transcriptional control where dNA is bundled into... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More

Fructose

Definition noun plural: fructoses fruc•tose, ˈfɹʊk.toʊs A ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of... Read More

Determinate cleavage

Definition noun A type of cleavage on the basis of the potentiality of blastomeres in which the blastomeres (resulting from... Read More

Developmental Biology (8th Ed) by S.F. Gilbert

Developmental Biology, Eighth Edition     ... Read More

Hypermorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene leads to an increase in normal (wild-type) gene... Read More

Notch

Definition noun, plural: notches (1) (anatomy) V-shaped cut, indentation, or nick, especially at the edge of an object or... Read More

The Fungi

The Fungi What are the Fungi? The Fungi are the great saprophytes, the master recyclers.  They are the black rot, the... Read More

Rest

rest 1. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labour or... Read More

Pulse chase

pulse chase (Science: biochemistry) An experimental protocol used to determine cellular pathways, such as precursor product... Read More

Indeterminate cleavage

Definition noun A type of cleavage on the basis of the potentiality of blastomeres in which the blastomeres (resulting... Read More