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Speed

speed 1. To go; to fare. To warn him now he is too farre sped. (remedy of love) 2. To experience in going; to have any... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Enzyme

Reviewed by: Todd Smith, PhD Definition noun plural: enzymes en·zyme, ˈɛnzaɪm (biochemistry) A... Read More

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory   Conrad W Speed,1,2 Mark G Meekan,2 and Corey... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Kinesis

Definition noun, plural: kineses A behavioral response of a cell or an organism to a stimulus but not directionally oriented... Read More

Chemokinesis

Definition noun A behavioral response of a cell or an organism to a soluble chemical that leads to random or directionally... Read More

Dispatch

Dispatch 1. The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business. 2. Any sending away; dismissal;... Read More

First Video Proof That Could Explain Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Bacteria

Amidst the battle for supremacy, our army of immune cells relentlessly wages war against various pathogens, especially... Read More

Horse

Horse 1. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse. Being better horsed, outrode me. 2. To sit... Read More

Oxidoreductase

Definition noun, plural: oxidoreductase (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of electrons from an electron... Read More

Arboreal

Arboreal Definition Arbor is a Latin word meaning "tree". Thus, arboreal means "related to or pertaining to trees". The... Read More

Pectinase

Definition noun, plural: pectinases Any enzyme that breaks down pectin, a polysaccharide substrate found in the cell wall of... Read More

Coenzyme

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

Isomerase

Definition noun, plural: isomerases (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the isomerization changes in a molecule, thereby... Read More

Ultracentrifuge

A high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Catalyze

Definition verb (1) To speed up a process, especially a chemical or biochemical reaction. (2) To cause catalysis. (3) To... Read More

Lyase

Definition noun, plural: lyases (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the breaking of a chemical bond through means not... Read More

Myelin sheath

myelin sheath (Science: anatomy, neurology) An insulating layer surrounding vertebrate peripheral neurons, that dramatically... Read More

Linear acceleration

Linear acceleration The rate of change of velocity without a change in direction; e.g., when the speed of an aircraft... Read More

Ligase

Definition noun, plural: ligases (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the binding of two molecules Supplement An enzyme... Read More

Petrified Wood : The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads

Petrified Wood : The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads ... Read More

Primers

Primers: Syntheic nucleotide strands inserted for pairing with parent template of DNA; usually it is installed at the... 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

Oxytocin

Definition noun, plural: oxytocins An antidiuretic peptide hormone (chemical formula: C46H66N12O12S2) produced chiefly by... Read More

Anaerobic respiration

Anaerobic Respiration Definition What is anaerobic respiration? Anaerobic (cellular) respiration is a respiratory process... Read More

Catalyse

Definition verb (1) To speed up a process, especially a chemical or biochemical reaction. (2) To cause catalysis. (3) To... Read More

Heterosis

Definition noun, plural: heteroses A tendency of an organism to have superior qualities over those of the parents in... Read More

Moraxella bovis

Definition Noun A gram-negative non-motile coccobacillus and highly opportunistic aerobic bacterium involved in Bovine... Read More

Apoenzyme

Definition noun, plural: apoenzymes (biochemistry) The protein component in which together with a cofactor forms a complete... Read More

Degenerative disease

A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due to the deterioration of the... Read More

Soils

Where a plant grows and what resources are available to it is of vital importance to the life of a plant. The soil type and... Read More

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Selective Breeding

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Thousands of years before Darwin proposed evolution by natural selection and... Read More

Men could go extinct? Y chromosome disappearing slowly

Hold on to your seats, gentlemen -- the male chromosome (Y chromosome) disappearing at a certain rate could absolutely be... Read More

Inorganic catalyst

Definition noun, plural: organocatalysts An inorganic compound used as a catalyst. Supplement Inorganic catalysts speed up a... Read More

Detritivore

Definition noun, plural: detritivores An organism that feeds on detritus or organic waste Supplement A detritivore pertains... Read More

Photon

Definition noun, plural: photons (physics) A quantum unit of light energy or electromagnetic radiation Supplement A photon... Read More