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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

Fructose

Fructose Definition Fructose is a ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of C6H12O6. It is the sweetest of all... 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

Genetic drift

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

Cell differentiation

Cells are often described as the building blocks of life as they are the smallest unit used to build up organisms. Cells can... Read More

Transcriptional silencing

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

Hypotonic solution

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

Neutral mutation

Neutral Mutation Definition What is a neutral mutation? Neutral mutations are the alterations in the DNA that are... 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

Cell determination

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

Pyruvic acid

What is Pyruvic Acid? Pyruvic acid is an organic acid that occurs as an intermediate in many metabolic processes. It occurs... 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

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

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

Vmax

Vmax Definition Vmax is the maximal reaction rate or velocity of an enzymatically catalyzed reaction when the enzyme is... 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

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

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