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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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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?
Replies: 12
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Re: What do you think these are, in my blood?

... would make this a lot easier. If it was an intracellular parasite, it would be staining well with Giemsa and we would be able to see some abnormal morphology.

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
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un even development of muscle

Although people claim mammals are bilateraly symmetrical based on morphology, we have assymmetry on the anatomical and physiological level 1. heart is always in the left or one side 2. Organs like spleen, liver and looping of intestine is always on the one ...

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by balamurugan3
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: un even development of muscle
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Views: 1453

Differentiating media for yeast

... can be used to differentiate between different strains of yeast (e.g. different strains of S.cerevisae). I have used PDA for growth but colony morphology of all the strains seems alike. Kindly help me if any such media is available to differentialte on colony morphology basis. Thanks.

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by choozi
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Differentiating media for yeast
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Views: 357


... the cell exposed to the surrounding environment is covered with numerous flagella. Most described MMPs are spherical, although some are ovoid in morphology, and all appear to possess a central, acellular compartment. The MMP divides as aggregates without an individual cell stage. Phylogenetic ...

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by BlahBlahBlah
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 24
Views: 17566
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