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Endosymbiosis

Definition noun A symbiosis wherein the symbiont lives within the body of its host Supplement Symbiosis pertains to a close... Read More

Endosymbiotic theory

Endosymbiotic theory definition noun (evolutionary biology) A theory suggesting that the organelles such as mitochondria... 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

Eukaryotic cells

Eukaryotic Cells Definition What is a eukaryotic cell? The term “cell” is a common word in biology, anatomy, and... Read More

Chloroplast

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

Life

Life Definition Life is a characteristic of a living organism that distinguishes the latter from a dead organism or a... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria is a phylum comprised of photosynthetic bacteria that live in aquatic habitats and moist soils. Others are... Read More

Symbiosis

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

Mutualistic symbiosis

Mutualistic Symbiosis Definition In order to understand what a mutualistic symbiotic relationship means, we will break down... Read More

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living thing pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the characteristics... Read More

Charophyta

Charophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live predominantly in freshwater habitats. Members... Read More

Red algae

The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta which literally was derived from the Greek word ῥόδον (rhodon), meaning... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA

Mitochondrial DNA Definition noun plural: mitochondrial DNAs The genetic material in the mitochondrion that carries code... Read More

Chloroplast DNA

Definition noun plural: chloroplast DNAs DNA in the chloroplast that carries the code for proteins and RNAs essential to... Read More