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noun, singular: organism

Living things that are capable of reacting to stimuli, reproduction, growth, and homeostasis.


Plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms are examples of organisms. They all consist of monomeric units called cells. Some organisms may function independently or singly (unicellular) whereas others may form many units (multicellular) divided into specialized tissues and organs. Based on cell type, organisms may be divided into prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Word origin: Greek - organismos, from Ancient Greek organon , meaning "organ, instrument, tool".
Related forms: organismal (adjective), organismic (adjective), organismically (adverb)
See also: superorganism, microorganism.

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Locomotory Evolution

... out of the soil)the organis is able to react more quickly. Radially symmetrical bodies are much slower although they tend to be better for sessile organisms which dont have to move such as sponges, corals, echinoderms etc.

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by Youngji
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Locomotory Evolution
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Upcoming Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to NGS Data Analysis

... and visualize your data in different ways (IGV, UCSC, etc.). The last two modules adress two specific applications of NGS: RNA-seq of model organisms and RNA-seq of non-model organisms. Find more information on the workshop website: http://www.ecseq.com/workshops/workshop_2015-01.html

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by ecSeq
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Upcoming Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to NGS Data Analysis
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Re: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.

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by jonmoulton
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.
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Re: Oxygen requirements of eukaryotes

Here is a user's guide for parasites, may have some of your organisms with their oxygen requirement: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21320384, Also, I know of Bergey's manual for bacterial taxonomy, you could check if something similar exists for all ...

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by Hrushikesh
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Oxygen requirements of eukaryotes
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Mitochondrial DNA

What "strategies"? And who is the "we" here - all eukaryotes? all organisms that are stuck with their inherited genetics, are exclusively sexual, have long generation times, place large investments in few offspring, and whose success depends on ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial DNA
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