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Types of Transplants

Submitted to biologyonline.com on March 7, 2009 Published by biologyonline.com on March 29, 2009   Transplants are... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

Sonoporation

Definition noun A mechanical method of delivering molecules into the cell using sound, e.g. ultrasonic... Read More

Transfection

Definition noun (molecular biology) The process of deliberate introduction of nucleic acids into a recipient eukaryotic... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Microbe

Microbe Definition What is a microbe? How do we define microbes?  Microbes refer to microorganisms that cannot be seen by... Read More

Glucose

Glucose occurs naturally and is ubiquitous. It is one of the three most common monosaccharides; the other two are fructose... Read More

Alloparenting-What Is It?

“Alloparenting—What Is It?” Sonja G. Rosas 13 September 2007 An Introduction To Alloparenting Every gregarious... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Hfr bacterium

Definition noun, plural: Hfr bacteria A bacterium that possesses the F factor integrated into the bacterial genome, hence,... Read More

Hfr cell

Definition noun A bacterial cell that possesses the F factor integrated into the bacterial genome, hence, when it conjugates... Read More

Vector

Vector Definition When one thinks of vectors one may think of many different things. This is because a vector can be... Read More

Alloimmunity

Definition noun, plural: alloimmunities (immunology) A type of immunity that produces an immune response that is attacking... Read More

Hfr strain

Definition noun A strain of bacterial that possesses the F factor integrated into the bacterial genome, hence, when it... Read More

Inoculation

Inoculation Definition In Immunology, inoculation is defined as the process of introducing an antigenic substance or... Read More

Homoplasty

Definition noun, plural: (1) (evolution) The acquisition of a similar form or structure between species of different... Read More

Electroporation

Definition noun, plural: electroporations A non-chemical method that transfers the genetic material into the recipient cell... Read More

Impalefection

Definition noun A method of delivering large molecules into cells using nanomaterials, such as carbon nanofibers, carbon... Read More

Vertical gene transfer

Definition noun (genetics) The transfer of genes from parents to offspring Supplement Gene transfer refers to the movement... Read More

Recombinant DNA

Definition noun Genetically-engineered DNA molecule formed by splicing fragments of DNA from a different source or from... Read More

RDNA

Definition noun, plural: rDNAs An abbreviation for the following terms: ribosomal DNA recombinant DNA Supplement rDNA can... Read More

Donor

Donor (Science: biology) An individual organism that supplies living tissue to be used in another body, as a person who... Read More

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity  ... Read More

Agglutination

Agglutination Definition What does agglutination mean? It generally refers to the process of sticking together or the... Read More

F-factor

Definition noun A DNA sequence or plasmid that confers certain bacteria the ability to produce a sex pilus for conjugation... Read More

Synomone

synomone --> allomone (Science: biochemistry) compound produced by one organism that affects, detrimentally, the... Read More

Host

Host An organism that is infected with or is fed upon by a parasitic or pathogenic organism (for example, a virus, nematode,... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Conjugation

Definition noun, plural: conjugations (biology) (1) The process whereby two ciliates come together in a temporary fusion to... Read More

Genetic material

Genetic Material Definition What is genetic material? Genetic material is the hereditary substance in the cell. It carries... Read More

Gene transfer

Definition noun, plural: gene transfers The transfer of genes between organisms Supplement Gene transfer pertains to the... Read More

Mimicry

Most would say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In some cases that is quite true. However, imitation or mimicking... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Subliminal stimulus

Definition noun, plural: subliminal stimuli (physiology) A stimulus inadequate to generate an action potential and thereby... Read More

Abortive transduction

Abortive transduction Transduction in which the genetic fragment from the donor bacterium is not integrated in the genome of... Read More

Substrate-level phosphorylation

Definition noun A type of phosphorylation in which the phosphoryl group is transferred from a donor compound (a... Read More

Allele

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

Graft

Definition noun, plural: grafts (botany) A shoot, bud, or scion of one plant that is inserted to another plant that would... Read More

Chimera

When we learned about the basic genetics of biological life, we came to know that almost all the cells of an individual have... Read More

Genetic Engineering Advantages & Disadvantages

  Through genetic engineering, scientists are able to move desirable genes from one plant or animal to another or... Read More