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Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterised by two (things). Binary arithmetic, that in which numbers are expressed according to the binary scale, or in which two figures only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cipher multiplying everything by two, as in common arithmetic by ten. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four, etc.

(Science: chemistry) binary compound, the theory that all chemical compounds consist of two constituents of opposite and unlike qualities.

Origin: L. Binarius, fr. Bini two by two, two at a time, fr. Root of bis twice; akin to E. Two: cf. F. Binaire.

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How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

The endosymbionts replicated by binary fission and are grouped into separate cells via the action of cytoskeletal movements. DMPK

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
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Bacterial Taxonomy

... are only found within a few taxonomic groups. Here it goes. Bacteria in General Bacteria reproduce asexually, with the most common method being binary fission. They all have peptidoglycan cell walls , unlike archaea. Deeply Branching Bacteria The major phyla of the deeply branching bacteria ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Viruses VS Bacteria

... came up with, let me know if I'm on the right track. 1. Viruses are non-living whereas bacteria are not. 2. Bacteria can reproduce themselves via binary fission, conjugation, or endospores, while viruses need a host cell, be able to attach to it and then take over the cell and its metabolism. ...

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by Zin
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Viruses VS Bacteria
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... into bicarbonate (is there any chemical that makes the blood more acidic?). Four groups could be useful. I suggested two as it uses an efficient 'binary tree search' (if the initial two groups showed no difference, there would be no need for more complicated controls). If the first group (claim/stress) ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom

... or in most soil. Paramecium use cilia for movement which are little hair like things, all around the outside of their cell. They reproduce by binary fission, and eat algae, bacteria, other protozoans, dead plant and animal matter, and other tiny animals. I think Paramecium are consumers because ...

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by Ayeshaa
Thu May 10, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom
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