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Characteristic

Characteristics Definition We can define characteristics as qualities or features that describe the distinctive nature or... Read More

Characteristics

(noun) Plural form of characteristic. See characteristic for definition and additional... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Law of Segregation

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

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More

Distinguish

Distinguish 1. Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to... Read More

Quinacrine banding

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A chromosome banding method that treats chromosomes with quinacrine dihydrochloride to reveal... Read More

Giemsa banding

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A chromosome staining technique that employs Giemsa stain in order to produce a... Read More

H and d curve

Definition noun A graph in which the density of the photographic film (vertical axis) is plotted against the logarithm of... Read More

Manner

Manner 1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion. The nations which thou hast... Read More

Homology

Definition noun, plural: homologies (1) A degree of similarity, as in position or structure, and that may indicate a common... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Bayes theorem

Bayes theorem a theorem in probability theory named for thomas bayes (1702-1761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the... Read More

Non-Mendelian Inheritance

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. The inheritance patterns seen in Mendel's monohybrid and dihybrid crosses... Read More

Iodine test

Iodine Test Definition The iodine test is a chemical reaction-based identification test for starch. In this test, iodine... Read More

Banding pattern

Definition noun, plural: banding patterns (genetics) The characteristic pattern of light and dark transverse bands on a... Read More

Homoplastic

Definition adjective (1) (evolutionary biology) Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or exhibiting homoplasy (2) (medicine)... Read More

Trypomastigote

Definition noun, plural: trypomastigotes (protistology) The developmental stage or the morphological form in the lifecycle... Read More

Algology

Definition noun (botany) The scientific study of algae (medicine) The branch of medicine that is concerned with the study... Read More

Dumdum fever

Dumdum fever --> visceral leishmaniasis a chronic disease, occurring in india, Assam, china, the area formerly known as... Read More

Diatomaceous earth

Definition noun A type of silica-rich dirt which is soft, fine-grained, porous, light-coloured, and composed of the... Read More

Tobacco mosaic virus

Definition noun, plural: tobacco mosaic viruses A mosaic virus belonging to genus Tobamovirus that causes mottling and... Read More

Metachromasia

Definition noun (1) A property of a dye in which the resulting color of the stain is different from the color of the dye... Read More

Active principle

Active principle a constituent of a drug, usually an alkaloid or glycoside, upon the presence of which the characteristic... Read More

Triploblastic

Triploblastic Definition A triploblastic animal had three main layers of tissue during embryonic development. The central... Read More

Genetic variation

Definition noun, plural: genetic variations Variations of genomes between members of species, or between groups of species... Read More

Apocarpous gynoecium

Apocarpous gynoecium is comprised by the set of many simple pistils (consistig of only one carpel). Characteristic fruit for... Read More

Carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity Definition What is carrying capacity? In biology and environmental science, the carrying capacity of a... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... Read More

Chondrichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of cartilaginous fish Supplement Chondrichthyes is taxonomic superclass of... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem Diversity Definition What is ecosystem diversity? Ecosystem diversity deals with the study of different... Read More

Ligase

An enzyme is a catalyst or a chemical produced by cells to speed up a biochemical reaction. It is usually a protein molecule... Read More

Chloroplast

Chloroplast Definition What is chloroplast? In biology, a chloroplast refers to the organelle found within the cell of... Read More

Atavism

Definition noun, plural: atavisms (1) A reversion, or an individual reverting, to an earlier type; an evolutionary... Read More

Differential screening

Differential screening process in development of a multicellular organism by which cells become specialised for particular... Read More

Antibody diversity

Antibody diversity The phenomenon of immense variability characteristic of antibodies, which enables the immune system to... Read More

Thigmotropism

Definition noun Growth or movement of a cell or an organism in response to touch Supplement In general, tropism is an... Read More