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Regulator

Definition noun, plural: regulators (general) A substance or process that regulates or controls another, as in a growth... Read More

Regulatory gene

Definition noun, plural: regulatory genes A gene that is involved in the production of a substance that controls or... Read More

Prolactin

Definition noun, plural: prolactins A peptide hormone secreted by lactotropic cell in the anterior pituitary of vertebrates,... Read More

Cytokinin

Plants require growth hormones for their regulated growth. Plant growth hormones or regulators (PGRs) are small organic... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. What is... Read More

Gene Action – Operon Hypothesis

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Some genes are switched on or off depending on environmental conditions. The... Read More

Plant Metabolism

Introduction Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. The processes are always being... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Spheroprotein

Definition noun, plural: spheroproteins A type of protein characterized by being globular or spherical in shape, and... Read More

Environmental resistance

Environmental Resistance Definition Environmental resistance is such a process in which certain different elements or... Read More

Coenzyme

Enzymes can break down complicated large molecules into simpler smaller ones, they can combine small molecules or atoms to... Read More

Anabolism

Anabolism Definition Metabolic processes involve the conversion of one molecule into another through a sequence of chemical... Read More

Pleiotropy

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

Repressor protein

Definition noun, plural: repressor proteins A protein in which its binding to the operator inhibits the transcription of one... Read More

Ferrous lactate

Definition noun A greenish white crystal or (powder) made up of iron (Fe2+) and lactate anions Supplement Ferrous lactate is... Read More

Cystic fibrosis

Definition noun An autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene that encodes for cystic fibrosis... Read More

Lysogenic conversion

Lysogenic conversion --> lysogeny (Science: virology) The ability of some phages to survive in a bacterium as a result of... Read More

Missense mutation

What is a missense mutation? Literally speaking, a mutation that changes the meaning of the encoded gene sequence is the... Read More

Genetic Mutations

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Genetic Mutations Genetic mutations are inherited variations in an... Read More