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Search Results for: gene family

Pleiotropy

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

Family

Definition noun, plural: families (1) A taxonomic rank in the classification of organisms between genus and order. (2) A... Read More

Gene family

Definition noun, plural: gene families A set of genes with a known homology and are, in general, biochemically... Read More

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene-editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science’s 2015... Read More

Sex-determining Region Y gene

Definition noun The gene that codes for the SRY protein, which is associated with the testicular development in many male... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Human

Definition noun plural: humans hu‧man, (h)yo͞omʹn A bipedal primate belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo... 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

Cloning

Definition noun The process of creating an exact copy of a biological unit (e.g. a DNA sequence, cell, or organism) from... Read More

Myosin

Definition noun, plural: myosins A family of motor ATPases that interact with f actin filaments Supplement Myosins belong to... Read More

Degenerate

Degenerate means to become worse or less of its kind or former state. In biology, it means an entity performs the same... Read More

Angiotensinogen

Definition noun An alpha-2 globulin protein that is found in the bloodstream and release into circulation mainly by the... Read More

Variation

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

DNA polymerase II

Definition noun A DNA polymerase involved in DNA replication in prokaryotes, is encoded by polB gene, and composed of 783... Read More

Micrococcus luteus

Definition noun A gram-positive aerobic harmless bacterium involved in the conversion of nitrate to... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Nucleoporin

Definition noun plural: nucleoporins Any of the family of porins that make up the nuclear pore complex Details Overview... 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

Growth hormone

Definition noun, plural: growth hormones A polypeptide hormone that in humans and other animals essentially promotes... Read More

Biological Science (2nd Edition) by S. Freeman

Biological Science (2nd Edition)       ... Read More

Behavioral Genetics of Psychopathology

    AUTHOR: Kerry L. Jang PRODUCT... Read More

Wagners syndrome

Definition noun (1) A degenerative condition of the vitreous and retinal parts of the eye, and may eventually lead to... 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

Acinetobacter lwoffii

Definition Noun A gram-negative aerobic and non-fermentative bacterium involved as a normal flora of the skin, perineum and... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Fibronectin

Fibronectin (Science: protein) glycoprotein of high molecular weight (2 chains each of 250 kd linked by disulphide bonds)... Read More

Ras

ras (Science: oncogene) One of a family of oncogenes, first identified as transforming genes of harvey and Kirsten murine... Read More

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

 The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature      ... Read More