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DNA virus

Definition noun A virus containing DNA as its genetic material and using a DNA-dependent DNA polymerase during... Read More

Single stranded DNA virus

Definition noun Any of the viruses belonging to the Class II of Baltimore classification system characterized by having a... Read More

Double stranded DNA virus

Definition noun Any of the viruses belonging to the Class I of Baltimore classification system characterized by having a... Read More

Naked virus

Viruses are infectious entities with size ranges between 20 to 400 nanometers. The mammoth-sized virus would be about the... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Single-stranded DNA

What is single-stranded DNA? DNA is the material that living organisms possess that carries their genetic make-up. DNA and... Read More

Virus

Definition noun, plural: viruses A submicroscopic infectious agent that is unable to grow or reproduce outside a host... Read More

Ribonucleic acid

Ribonucleic Acid Definition noun (uncountable), ribonucleic acids ri·bo·nu·cle·ic ac·id, raɪboʊnjuːkliːɪk... Read More

Silent mutation

A mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of a gene or a chromosome. When there is only one nucleotide involved, it... Read More

Biological Viruses

The prime directive of all organisms is to reproduce and survive and this also applies to viruses. Apparently, viruses are... Read More

SsRNA-RT virus

Definition noun, plural: ssRNA-RT viruses Single-stranded RNA virus with a positive sense, single stranded RNA genome but... Read More

RNA virus

Definition noun A virus containing RNA as its genetic material. The RNA may be single stranded or double stranded. Examples... Read More

Host cell

Host Cells Definition What is a host cell? A host cell is a living cell that serves as a shelter and a food source to the... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Transposon

Definition noun, plural: transposons A small segment of DNA that is capable of replicating and inserting copies of DNA at... Read More

Chimera

When we learned about the basic genetics of biological life, we came to know that almost all the cells of an individual have... Read More

Bacteria

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

Retrovirus

Definition noun, plural: retroviruses Any of the group of viruses in the family Retroviridae. The virus is characterized by... Read More

Vector

Vector Definition When one thinks of vectors one may think of many different things. This is because a vector can be... Read More

CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better -- genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company has been selling a... Read More

Nuclear body

Definition noun plural: nuclear bodies nu·cle·ar bod‧y, ˈnjuː.kli.ər ˈbɒdi Any of the prominent non-membraned,... Read More

Cancer

Cancer definition In biology, cancer is defined as the malignant growth due to uncontrolled cell division. It is now used... Read More

Degenerative disease

Degenerative Disease Definition A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Transgenic

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or relating to an organism that has genes from another organism put into its genome... Read More

Transactivation

Definition noun, plural: transactivations (molecular biology, genetics) The stimulation of transcription by expressing an... Read More

Diploid

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

Cytokinin

Plants require growth hormones for their regulated growth. Plant growth hormones or regulators (PGRs) are small organic... Read More

Provirus

provirus (Science: virology) The genome of a virus when it is integrated into the host cell dNA. In the case of the... Read More

Bacteriophage

Definition noun, plural: bacteriophages A virus capable of infecting a bacterial cell, and may cause lysis to its host... Read More

Intron

Definition noun, plural: introns (molecular biology) A noncoding, intervening sequence of DNA within a gene that is... Read More

Integration

Integration (Science: molecular biology, virology) incorporation of the genetic material of a virus in to the host genome. A... Read More

Papovaviridae

Papovaviridae (Science: virology) family of oncogenic dNA viruses including papilloma, polyoma and simian vacuolating virus... Read More

Predisposing factors

All organisms can be born with or develop a disease at any point in their lifetime. When someone is born with a disease, it... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More