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Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

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

Diversity

Definition noun, plural: diversities (biology) The degree of variation of living things present in a particular... Read More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Lead Author: J. Emmett DuffyThis article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: John... Read More

Antibody diversity

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

Biodiversity in Your Backyard – It’s a Jungle Out There!

Here's a trick question: how many animals do you depend on every day to stay alive? How many plants? And what about other... Read More

No Chokky for Your Kids? – Why You Should Care About Biodiversity

No Chokky for Your Kids? - Why You Should Care About Biodiversity Imagine a world without chocolate. It could happen. It's... Read More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity The existence of a wide range of different types of organisms in a given place at a given time. The diversity... Read More

Don’t Read This, You Know It All Already – Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity

Don't Read This, You Know It All Already - Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity If you're a farmer maybe you... Read More

Northern Africa and biodiversity

Northern Africa and biodiversity Content Partner: United Nations Environment Programme (other articles) Article Topics:... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Selective Breeding

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Thousands of years before Darwin proposed evolution by natural selection and... Read More

Ecological Research: Measuring & Analysis

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously in this lesson, we learned that high biodiversity is essential to a healthy... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Community (biology)

Community, in biology, refers to the assemblage of interacting organisms (either of the same or different species)... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Dung-Eating Koala Moth Named After CSIRO Head in Honour of Biodiversity Efforts

Dung-Eating Koala Moth Named After CSIRO Head in Honour of Biodiversity Efforts The CSIRO's chief executive Dr John Stocker... Read More

Sex and the Single Soybean – A Biodiversity Love Story

Millions of years after their ancestors parted company on the northern shores of Australia, two world-roaming plants have... Read More

Protist

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

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Gene pool

Definition noun, plural: gene pools (population genetics) The total number of genes of every individual in an interbreeding... 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

The Evolutionary Development of Multicellular Organisms

The beginning of the Cambrian era saw a widespread arrival of multi-cellular organisms, particularly in the form of sponges.... Read More

Substrate

Substrate Definition What is a "substrate"? The underlying substances or layers are termed as substrate. The definitions of... Read More

The Gene Pool and Population Genetics

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. The previous tutorial is about adaptive radiation. Adaptive radiation is... Read More

Law of Independent Assortment

Law of Independent Assortment Definition The Mendelian inheritance principles are derived from and named after the monk,... Read More

Genetics and Evolution

Tutorials in Genetics and Evolution immerse on the molecular aspects and the works of nature that led to what every living... Read More

Purebred

Definition noun, plural: purebreds An animal that is of pure breed, i.e. whose ancestors on both sides have been members of... Read More

Asexual reproduction

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

Natural selection

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

Genetic variability

Definition noun (1) The tendency of individual genetic characteristics in a population to vary from one another. (2) The... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Homologous chromosome

A homologous chromosome pertains to one of a pair of chromosomes with the same gene sequence, loci, chromosomal length, and... Read More

Biosphere

What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... 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

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)   ... Read More

Genetic drift

Genetic Drift Definition What is genetic drift in simple terms? The simple definition of genetic drift ( also referred to... Read More

Kelp Forest

Definition noun, The most biologically productive habitat found in the cold rich nutrient marine ecosystem. Supplement The... Read More