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Fate

Fate 1. A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity;... Read More

Fate map

Fate map (Science: embryology) diagram of an early embryo (usually a blastula) showing which tissues the cells in each... Read More

Cell Fate

The point in time where a cell is designated a particular function e.g. Xylem, muscle, nerve cell... Read More

A twist of fate — Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells

Stem cell biology takes another exciting leap forward as scientists report that normal tissue cells can be reprogrammed to... Read More

Fructose

Definition noun plural: fructoses fruc•tose, ˈfɹʊk.toʊs A ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of... Read More

Destiny

Destiny Origin: oe. Destinee, destene, f. Destinee, from destiner. See destine. 1. That to which any person or thing is... Read More

Fairy

Fairy 1. Enchantment; illusion. The god of her has made an end, And fro this worlde's fairy Hath taken her into company.... Read More

Determinate cleavage

Definition noun A type of cleavage on the basis of the potentiality of blastomeres in which the blastomeres (resulting from... Read More

Mosaic egg

mosaic egg (Science: biology) at one time a distinction was drawn between those organisms in which the egg seemed to have a... Read More

Multipolar mitosis

Multipolar mitosis Abberant mitotic figures, where the chromosomal material is pulled to more than two poles. Multipolarity... Read More

Indeterminate cleavage

Definition noun A type of cleavage on the basis of the potentiality of blastomeres in which the blastomeres (resulting... Read More

Cell determination

Definition noun The process in which a previously undifferentiated cell is already programmed to become a specific cell type... Read More

The Fungi

The Fungi What are the Fungi? The Fungi are the great saprophytes, the master recyclers.  They are the black rot, the... Read More

Transcriptional silencing

transcriptional silencing (Science: molecular biology) mechanism of transcriptional control where dNA is bundled into... 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

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Unipotent cell

Definition noun The cell that has the ability to self-renew but gives rise to only one type of cell or tissue. Supplement An... Read More

Hypermorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene leads to an increase in normal (wild-type) gene... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

Men could go extinct? Y chromosome disappearing slowly

Hold on to your seats, gentlemen -- the male chromosome (Y chromosome) disappearing at a certain rate could absolutely be... 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

Pulse chase

pulse chase (Science: biochemistry) An experimental protocol used to determine cellular pathways, such as precursor product... Read More

Preface

preface 1. Something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay; a proem; an... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Diploid

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

Lingering

Lingering 1. Delaying. 2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease. To die is the fate of man;... Read More

Storm

storm 1. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence,... 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

Map

Definition noun, plural: maps (1) A visual or graphical representation depicting the relative positions of objects, events,... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Neck

neck 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more... Read More

Notch

Definition noun, plural: notches (1) (anatomy) V-shaped cut, indentation, or nick, especially at the edge of an object or... Read More

Necessity

necessity Origin: OE. Necessite, F. Necessite, L. Necessitas, fr. Necesse. See Necessary. 1. The quality or state of being... Read More

Planet

planet 1. (Science: astronomy) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of... Read More

Peculiar

peculiar 1. One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or... Read More

Rest

rest 1. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labour or... Read More

Portion

portion 1. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything. 2. A part... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA – hallmark of psychological stress

We often hear that stress can be unsettling as it could make us ill when it becomes chronic and overwhelming. However, is... Read More