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1. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.

2. (Science: biology) same as plasma.

Origin: L. Plasma anything formed or molded, that which is molded, Gr, from to form, mold: cf. F. Plasme. Cf. Plasma.

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Re: The Genie and the Bottle; When a Genotype is not a Genotype

... heredity and what that heredity produces.[1][2] The distinction is similar to that proposed by August Weismann, who distinguished between germ plasm (heredity) and somatic cells (the body). The Genotype-Phenotype concept should not be confused with Francis Crick's central dogma of molecular ...

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by Crucible
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Genie and the Bottle; When a Genotype is not a Genotype
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... the term nucleus? Well, sure. But, it seems to me, that there is no sense stripping away only the cell membrane and calling the rest "protoplasm" as if it were some single, different, collective thing. Why not keep calling it a cell, especially when there really is no such thing as ...

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by mamoru
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: protoplasm
Replies: 9
Views: 10735

plasma membrane


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by CoolJay221
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: plasma membrane
Replies: 4
Views: 6639

what causes us to breathe

My hypothesis said that it's related with the pH of the interestial fluid..excess of CO2 means little bit acidic blood plasm and I can think that's the time when signals should be transducted..

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by victor
Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: what causes us to breathe
Replies: 23
Views: 17270

Cell Cycle

... nuclear membratne and nucleolus form around it. At this stage the no. of chromosome become double of the previous mother cell. b. Cytokinesis The Plasm membrane contract on the middle portion and the cytoplasm divide into two parts by clevage furrow. Please send reply regarding this and tell me ...

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by asutoshsahu
Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cell Cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 11986
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