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Morphology

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noun

The biological study of the form and structure of living things


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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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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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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
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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?
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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?
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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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