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Search Results for: in vitro

In vitro

Definition adjective, adverb (Of a biological process) made to occur outside the living organism, i.e. in an artificial... Read More

Ex vivo

Definition adjective, adverb (Of a biological process) made to occur in or on a biological tissue but in an artificial... Read More

In vivo

Definition adjective, adverb (Of a biological process) made to occur within the living organism Supplement The term in vivo... Read More

Why Embryonic Stem Cell Use is Unethical

By Vicki Mozo Embryonic Stem Cell research offers a remarkable way to treat various disorders where conventional... Read More

The consequences of antibiotic use in horticulture

Leading articles Frederick R. Falkiner* Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin; Central Pathology... Read More

Rosette formation

rosette formation The in vitro formation of clusters consisting of a cell (usually a lymphocyte) surrounded by antigenic... Read More

Amitosis

Definition noun, plural: amitoses A direct type of cell division wherein the nucleus and the cytoplasm go through a simple... Read More

Myogenesis

Definition noun (embryology) The formation of muscle tissues through the differentiation of progenitor cells myoblasts... Read More

Myoblast

Definition noun, plural: myoblasts The embryonic progenitor cell of the muscle cell Supplement Myoblasts are the embryonic... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

Facultative Anaerobe Definition What does facultative anaerobe mean? Facultative organisms are the most adaptable... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Embryo technology

Embryo technology refers to the manipulation of mammalian embryos, for example, cloning, embryo splitting, in vitro... Read More

Denaturation

Denaturation Definition In biochemistry, denaturation is defined as a process in which a molecular structure deviates from... Read More

Enzyme inactivation

Enzyme inactivation The disappearance of an enzymes activity during in vitro conditions, such as during a lab preparation of... Read More

Gene-splicing

The technology of preparing recombinant dna in vitro by cutting up dna molecules and splicing together fragments from more... Read More

Primer extension

Definition noun A method that uses the enzyme Reverse Transcriptase (RNA-dependent DNA polymerase) to determine the... Read More

Sorting out

sorting out phenomenon observed to occur when mixed aggregates of dissimilar embryonic cell types are formed in vitro. The... Read More

Understanding Infertility – The Role of Genes in the Control of Reproduction

The problem of infertility is not confined to humans alone. There has been a noticeable decline in the reproductive ability... Read More

Invasion index

Invasion index An index devised by Abercrombie & Heaysman as a means to estimate the invasiveness of cells in vitro. The... Read More

Stem cell

Definition noun, plural: stem cells (1) An unspecialized cell characterized by the ability to self-renew by mitosis while... Read More

Oligonucleotide

Definition noun plural: mononucleotides ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide, ŏl′ĭ-gō-no͞o′klē-ə-tīd A short polymer... Read More

Thick filament

Definition noun, plural: thick filaments A type of myofilament that is made up of bipolar myosin II filaments, and is... Read More

Tissue culture

Definition noun, plural: tissue cultures (1) The technique of culturing animal or plant tissue in a controlled medium away... Read More

Terminal web

Definition noun (cell biology) The subapical zone rich in microfilaments, and acts as the attachment point for the bundles... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Fertilization

Definition noun, plural: fertilizations (biology) (1) A process in sexual reproduction that involves the union of male... Read More

Culture

Culture (Science: cell culture, procedure) to grow in... Read More

Amplification

Definition noun (1) The act or result of increasing in size or effect. (2) An increase in the frequency of a gene or... Read More

HSV-2- and HIV-1- permissive cell lines co-infected by HSV-2 and HIV-1 co-replicate HSV-2 and HIV-1 without production of HSV-2/HIV-1 pseudotype particles

HSV-2- and HIV-1- permissive cell lines co-infected by HSV-2 and HIV-1 co-replicate HSV-2 and HIV-1 without production of... Read More

First time! Human blood cell turned into a young sex cell

In essence, our body consists of two major types of cells – one group involved directly in reproducing sexually (called... Read More

Symbiosis

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

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Cell morphology

The basic essence for any living organism is its structural framework which includes appearance, form, and the... Read More