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Wild type

Definition noun (1) The typical (or the most common) form, appearance or strain existing in the wild. (2) The normal,... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Sex and the Single Soybean – A Biodiversity Love Story

Millions of years after their ancestors parted company on the northern shores of Australia, two world-roaming plants have... Read More

Mutation

Mutation is a permanent, heritable change in the nucleotide sequence or the process by which such a change occurs in a gene... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Mutant

Definition noun, plural: mutants (1) An organism, gene, or chromosome that is different from the wild type by one or more... 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

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Amorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene leads to the loss of the normal (wild-type) gene... Read More

Phenotype

Phenotype refers to the observable characteristics of an organism as a multifactorial consequence of genetic traits and... Read More

Hypermorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene leads to an increase in normal (wild-type) gene... Read More

Hypomelanism

Definition noun A condition in which there is a partial lack of the melanin, thus, a reduced... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides(R))   ... Read More

Antimorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene alters the activity of the gene such that it... Read More

Minute mutant

minute mutant (Science: genetics molecular biology) A class of recessive lethal mutants of drosophila The heterozygotes grow... Read More

Restrictive temperature

restrictive temperature --> permissive temperature (Science: molecular biology) Of a temperature sensitive mutation, a... Read More

Constitutive mutant

Definition noun A mutant organism that continuously produces a protein (and therefore may be produced in excess) due to a... Read More

Permissive temperature

permissive temperature (Science: molecular biology) Of a temperature sensitive mutation, a temperature at which the mutated... Read More

Auxotrophic mutant

Auxotrophic mutant mutant with a nutritional requirement not present in the wild type organism. Synonym: defective organism,... Read More

Cis trans test

Cis trans test (Science: molecular biology) The complementation test with two or more interacting genes placed in cis and... Read More

Deficiency mutant

Deficiency mutant --> auxotrophic mutant mutant with a nutritional requirement not present in the wild type... Read More

Genetic complementation

1. the reappearance of wild-type characteristics in a cell or organism that has had two distinct mutations on the same... Read More

Conditional-lethal mutant

Conditional-lethal mutant --> conditionally lethal mutant a viral mutant that can replicate under some (permissive)... Read More

Neomorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene leads to an atypically new function of the... Read More

Mineral

Definition noun plural: minerals min·er·al, ˈmɪn.əɹ.əl Any of the various naturally-occurring abiogenic substances,... Read More

Hypomorphic mutation

Definition noun (genetics) A type of mutation wherein the change in gene leads to the partial loss of the normal... Read More

Chupacabra – One of the most frightening creatures of Cryptozoology

Chupacabra - One of the most frightening creatures of Cryptozoology The Chupacabra is one of the most recent creatures of... Read More

Legumes

Legumes Definition Legumes (singular: legume) are plants belonging to the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Leguminosae is... Read More

Pleiotropy

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

photobiology

Photobiology Definition Photobiology, the biology of light, is a subdiscipline in biology. It focuses on the effects of... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Ass

Ass 1. (Science: zoology) a quadruped of the genus equus (E. Asinus), smaller than the horse, and having a peculiarly harsh... Read More

Humans are Omnivores – Evidence

A number of popular myths about vegetarianism sprung with no scientific basis. One example of such a myth is that man is... Read More

Taenia

Definition noun A genus of the class Cestoda that is comprised of tapeworms that cause taeniasis and... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Blood Vessels Hold Key To Thicker Hair Growth

MGH researchers have succeeded in growing hair faster and thicker in mice, thanks to a protein that promotes blood vessel... Read More