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(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; a new strain of microorganisms.Alternative names for the body of a human being; Leonardo studied the human body; he has a strong physique; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.form

1. (Science: zoology) An infrasubspecific category which has no status in the classification code.

2. (Science: suffix) in the form, shape of, mold; equivalent to -oid.

See: morpho-.

Origin: L. -formis, L. Forma


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Chromosome Differences

My mistake. I had been reading so much about this huge long strand of DNA I had to wonder when it breaks apart to form chromosomes. DUH, we get it broken apart in the first place:) But you have to admit it would be easy to think it is one long strand that goes for miles by the way ...

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosome Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Chromosome Differences

... size and shape because they are made up of different genes, but what I cannot discover is when/how and why the long DNA strand breaks apart to form the chromosomes. Any help?

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:04 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosome Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 288

B-DNA and A-DNA

Thank you.. But B-DNA is the normal Watson Crick double helix form of DNA isn't it? So it should be the one discovered first right?

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by Sue4
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:27 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: B-DNA and A-DNA
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... in my book. In my next book, my explorers encounter a wet cavern on Mars which has a bacterial colony growing in it. This colony has evolved to form a kind of collective intelligence. They consume iron. For the purposes of story telling, I made them bioluminescent. I further made their collective ...

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by MOrenda
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:45 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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Views: 466

Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

Obviously plants are carbon sinks, but unless the carbon that they remove form the atmosphere is locked up indefinitely in their tissue, it will find its way back into the atmosphere through respiration. Leaves are generally poor long term sinks of carbon as ...

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by BasicBiology
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
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Views: 697
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