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The biological study of the form and structure of living things


Morphology may be regarded as a branch of biology that deals with both the external and internal structures of the organisms. Thus, it may be divided into two distinct branches: the anatomy and the eidonomy.

Word origin: Greek morphé (form) + lógos (word, study)

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How would I do this experiment? [Advanced]

... with pen and count each separated)). Also, make each dilution in replicates, two or three at least. If the respective bacteria will have different morphology of colonies or even will require strictly different nutrients/conditions, you can use this method also for distinguishing between the two.

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by JackBean
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How would I do this experiment? [Advanced]
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Re: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?

... would be conflicting. As you have pointed out, they may also be very small in magnitude to actually make a difference. Moreover, the effective morphology may be different from inherited or original morphology: people may modify their original body hair. This may cause false selections and alter ...

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by Hrushikesh
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
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Views: 1378

Recessive and dominant genetics - Pitx1 case study

... from the start of mouse development. The images of the Pitx1 “knockout” mouse shown below on the right reveal striking differences in morphology of the jaw and hind limbs between the normal and Pitx1 -/- experimental embryos. " I feel that it would cause the mice to be born with ...

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by scienceguy914
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Recessive and dominant genetics - Pitx1 case study
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Views: 3291

Microevolution verus Macroevolution

... in exactly the same way? The genes don't really care how big an organism is going to grow. Their job is simply to provide the blue print for the morphology of the animal. Look at a great Dane and a chihuahua. And consider how the size of closely related species has altered over time ex horses ...

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by animartco
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Microevolution verus Macroevolution
Replies: 16
Views: 25913

Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... related to case # 61 on the same list --parasites that are larger than the host-- and to one of the weirdest exceptions on the second list ("Morphology"), which is the unique case of the paradoxical frog, whose tadpole is bigger than the adult. Please let me know about any additional ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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