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Nutshell

nutshell

1. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.

2. Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.

3. (Science: zoology) A shell of the genus nucula. To be, or lie, in a nutshell, to be within a small compass; to admit of very brief or simple determination or statement. The remedy lay in a nutshell.


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mitosis and miosis

In a nutshell: Mitosis- The division of a cell to create two identical new cells. Meiosis- The division of a cell into a gamete, carrying half the genetic DNA of a normal cell, to fertilize another gamete (Example, sperm fertilizing ...

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by CaptainCovalency
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:58 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: mitosis and miosis
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Stem Cells and Cell division?

... keeping these tissues alive and functioning? Why must we have somatic stem cells? Can't mitosis be used to replace all dying cells? Basically in a nutshell, in what cases must Cell Specialization occur, and in what cases must Mitosis occur?

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by CaptainCovalency
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:54 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells and Cell division?
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Re:

... can in some rare cases cause chronic infections and possibly petechiae, perhaps a course of suitable antibiotics might be in order. So in a nutshell: I cannot rule out the presence of bacteria for certain, but the findings in your blood film can also be staining artifacts or (bacterial) ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9897

Re: Re:

... can in some rare cases cause chronic infections and possibly petechiae, perhaps a course of suitable antibiotics might be in order. So in a nutshell: I cannot rule out the presence of bacteria for certain, but the findings in your blood film can also be staining artifacts or (bacterial) ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9897

How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?

... hard math on your behalf. During my university studies most of the tricky maths was in the biochemistry and especially chemistry classes. So, in a nutshell, I'd say biology is not very maths intensive field but a good command of maths certainly won't hurt you. However, if you 'struggle a lot', ...

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by biohazard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:45 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?
Replies: 4
Views: 3615
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