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Family traits

When one thinks of family, they often think of persons who are blood-related to each other as parents to their children and... Read More

Inherited traits

What are Inherited Traits? The characteristics or traits that are passed from parents to offspring are known as inherited... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Sex-linked trait

Definition of Sex-Linked Traits A sex-linked trait is an observable characteristic of an organism that is influenced by the... Read More

Genus

Genus Definition A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above... Read More

Inbreeding

Inbreeding is a type of breeding or mating where closely related individuals with a common ancestor produce progenies with... Read More

Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Angiosperm

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

Progeny

Progeny Definition Progeny means an unmodified descendant from the material, such as a cell from a cell or an organism from... Read More

Homology

In biology, homology refers to similarities caused by shared ancestry between two structures or genes from distinct species.... Read More

Camelid

Camelid Definition A canelid refers to any of the even-toed ungulates of the family Camelidae, e.g. camels, llamas,... Read More

Y chromosome

Y chromosome Definition The Y chromosome constitutes one member of the pair of sex chromosomes within an organism, a common... Read More

Synapsid

Any member of the Synapsida clade of animals is referred to as a synapsid. They are believed to have descended from the... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More

Labia

Labia Definition Often, when persons think of the female reproductive system, they think of the vagina. However, the female... Read More

C4 plant

Carbon fixation is a process of taking carbon dioxide in order to synthesize sugar, such as glucose. Thus, carbon dioxide is... Read More

Human

Human Definition A human is a bipedal hominin characterized by having a higher and vertical forehead compared with earlier... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Autosome

Autosomes can be described as the non-sex chromosomes that play diverse roles in the human body like harboring genes for the... Read More

Variation

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Definition noun, plural: variations A difference or deviation (e.g. in... Read More

Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics Definition Phylogenetics is the scientific study of phylogeny. It studies evolutionary relationships among... Read More

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... 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

Conspecific

Biodiversity is divided into different hierarchical levels in order to study them in a systematic way. Whether it be a... Read More

Kingdom

Kingdom is a taxonomic rank used in biological classification systems to simplify the understanding of the biological world.... 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

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

Population

Living organisms typically prefer to live, grow, and survive in groups. Except for some species that prefer solitude - both... Read More

Lethal mutation

Lethal Mutation Definition Genetic mutations come from changes in the DNA structure or sequencing in an organism. Often... Read More

Species

Every living organism is unique when you observe its morphological, anatomical, molecular, genetic, biochemical, chemical,... Read More

Inbred strain

Definition noun, plural: inbred strains A strain of animal or plant that has undergone an inbreeding strategy (e.g. brother... Read More

De novo

De Novo Definition What is de novo? The term is an adverb and an adjective. As an adverb, it is used to denote that... Read More