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Yellow

yellow being of a bright saffronlike colour; of the colour of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or... Read More

Yellow fever virus

Definition noun, plural: yellow fever viruses A Flavivirus species containing positive-sense, single-stranded RNA with about... Read More

Law of Independent Assortment

Law of Independent Assortment Definition The Mendelian inheritance principles are derived from and named after the monk,... Read More

Phenotypic ratio

Phenotypic Ratio Definition How would one define phenotypic ratio? The correlation between the amount of offspring that... Read More

Polygenic trait

Polygenic trait definition Polygenic trait refers to a trait that is controlled by multiple non-allelic genes. These genes... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that were initially... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Complete dominance

Complete Dominance Definition Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited by organisms and in what ways these... Read More

Saffron

saffron 1. (Science: botany) A bulbous iridaceous plant (crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See... Read More

Genotypic ratio

Genotypic Ratio Definition To understand 'Genotypic ratio', let us first understand the terms: 'Genotype' and 'Phenotype'.... Read More

Tempering

tempering (Science: chemistry) The process of giving the requisite degree of hardness or softness to a substance, as iron... Read More

Chrysophyta

Definition noun (phycology) A phylum comprised of chrysophytes (golden algae), xanthophytes (yellow-green algae), and... Read More

Carotenoid

Definition noun, plural: carotenoids (botany) Any of the pigment molecules, typically yellow, red, and orange, that interact... Read More

Xanthophyceae

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of the xanthophytes (yellow-green algae) Supplement Xanthophyceae is a taxonomic... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Xanthophyll

Definition noun, plural: xanthophylls A type of carotenoid in which its molecular structure contains... Read More

Quartz

quartz (Science: chemical) A form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), occurring in hexagonal crystals, which are commonly... Read More

Xanthophyte

Definition noun Any of the yellow-green algae comprising the taxonomic class, Xanthophyceae Supplement Xanthophytes, also... Read More

Zebra

zebra (Science: zoology) Either one of two species of south african wild horses remarkable for having the body white or... Read More

Fallow

Fallow 1. To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and... Read More

Flavin adenine dinucleotide

Definition noun plural: flavin adenine dinucleotides fla·vin ad·e·nine di·nu·cle·o·tide, ad·e·nine... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Flora

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we've come to know some of the most fascinating endemic... Read More

Soap

soap A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by... Read More

Retinol

Definition noun A yellow, fat-soluble vitamin with a formula: C20H30O, present in fish oils and green vegetables, and... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More

Fibrous tissue

Definition noun, plural: fibrous tissues Any tissue comprised of a network of closely woven small fibres adhering together... Read More

Corpus luteum

Corpus luteum (Science: gynaecology) a yellow glandular mass in the ovary formed by an ovarian follicle that has matured and... Read More

Mica

mica (Science: chemical) The name of a group of minerals characterised by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily... Read More

Biotechnology

Biotechnology Definition Biotechnology is a technology that uses biological systems or living organisms for a particular... Read More

Gall

Gall 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by... Read More

Broom

Broom 1. (Science: botany) a plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; especially,... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Green

Green 1. Having the colour of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that colour of the solar spectrum which is between... Read More

Flavin mononucleotide

Definition noun plural: flavin mononucleotides fla·vin mon·o·nu·cle·o·tide, ˌmɒnəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd A... Read More

Bile

Definition noun A greenish-yellow bodily fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, and discharge into the... Read More

Pheomelanin

Definition noun A type of melanin pigment that is made up of benzothiazine units and is responsible for yellow and pink to... Read More

Luna

Luna 1. The moon. 2. (Science: chemistry) silver. (Science: chemistry) luna cornea, a very large and beautiful American moth... Read More

Seed Plants

There are two main subdivisions of seed plants—the ones without covered seeds, the gymnosperms, and the ones with covered... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More