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Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants

PLANT BIOLOGY Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants W. John Kress *, , Kenneth J. Wurdack *, , Elizabeth A.... Read More


Definition noun (1) The region of the body in between the thorax and the pelvis (2) The part of the body where stomach,... Read More

Canada’s pristine freshwater fisheries at risk

September 20, 2007 -- If you want to catch a trophy northern pike, walleye or brook trout in the northern Canadian... Read More

Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes definition Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs located in different parts of the body and act as... Read More


Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Flipped, Expelled, Copied, And Shrunk: Researchers Document Dramatic Genome Alterations During Primate Evolution

September 6, 2005 — The September 2005 issue of Genome Research presents a series of studies that provide insight into... Read More

Comparative genomics and experimental promoter analysis reveal functional liver-specific elements in mammalian hepatic lipase genes

Research article Comparative genomics and experimental promoter analysis reveal functional liver-specific elements in... Read More

Chromosome May Harbor Autism Gene, Utah Researchers Confirm

Using technology that allows DNA from thousands of genes to be collected and surveyed on a 3 x 1½-inch chip, University... Read More

In harshest environments, some proteins protected by ‘alternate’ folding mode

Beset by peers trying to tear them apart, proteins known as proteases constantly risk destruction. UCSF scientists have... Read More

Microbial Diversity and Its Relationship to Planetary Protection

MINIREVIEW Ronald L. Crawford Environmental Biotechnology Institute, University of Idaho, P.O. Box 441052, Moscow,... Read More

Biogeographic realm

Definition noun, plural: biological realms Any of the large spatial regions of the Earth's land surface with ecosystems... Read More

Nuchal region

nuchal region --> posterior region of neck The back of neck, including the suboccipital region. Synonym: regio nuchalis,... Read More

Nail matrix

Definition noun The area consisting of mitotically active layer of cells at the base of the fingernail or the toenail and... Read More

Protein synthesis

Protein synthesis is a process of creating protein molecules. In biological systems, it involves amino acid synthesis,... Read More


Allele Definition What are alleles? An allele is a term coined to describe a specific copy of a gene. Genes, the DNA... Read More

Immune response

Immune Response Definition An immune response is defined as the reaction of the body in response to the presence of a... Read More


Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

"You break it, you fix it"

Peter D. Aplan NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE Nonrandom chromosomal translocations are considered to be causal events leading... Read More

Role of the linker region in the expression of Rhizopus oryzae glucoamylase

Role of the linker region in the expression of Rhizopus oryzae glucoamylase Shu-Chuan Lin1, Wei-Ting Liu1, Shi-Hwei Liu1,2,... Read More

Can feces save the species?

Sniffing dogs help monitor and protect threatened animals in Brazil Arlington, Virginia (May 12, 2008) – It’s a tough... Read More

Evolution Of Sex Chromosomes: The Case Of The White Campion

There are many different sex-determining systems in plants and animals with separate sexes (dioecious species). In some... Read More


Definition noun A branch of biology that is primarily concerned about the geological distribution of... Read More


regions of back The topographical regions of the back of the trunk, including the vertebral region, sacral region, scapular... Read More


native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More


Definition noun, plural: hypothalami A small region of the forebrain comprised of several small nuclei, located between the... Read More

New dinosaur from Mexico offers insights into ancient life on West America

A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North... Read More


Definition noun, plural: emigrations (ecology) The act of leaving a habitat or place with the intent of moving to a... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

Hypogastric region

Definition ''noun, plural: hypogastria" An anatomical term used to refer to the lowermost median region of the... Read More

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More


What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... Read More


Nucleolus Definition noun plural: nucleoli nu·cle·o·lus, njuːˈkliːələs (cell biology) The round granular... Read More

Prop root anatomy of Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott (Araceae)

Prop root anatomy of Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott (Araceae) VIANNA, Wânia de Oliveira, SOARES, Marli Kasue Misaki... Read More

Improving water use in growing corn possible, study shows

BLACKSBURG,Va., June 17, 2002 — Farmers growing corn in the mid-Atlantic region will have a new tool to help them... Read More


Definition noun, plural: perinea (anatomy) The region between the anus and the vulva; the region between the scrotum and the... Read More

Potential Ecological Costs and Co-Benefits of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)

A new paper just published in Global Change Biology examines the potential of a REDD (Reducing Emissions from... Read More