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Structure

Definition

noun, plural: structures

(1) (biology) An arrangement or organization of parts to form an organ, system, or living thing.

(2) (ecology) A network or a hierarchy of interrelated parts of a system.

(3) (chemistry) The molecular geometry, electronic structure and crystal structure of a chemical compound.

(4) The formation or mode of construction of a body or system from distinct units.

(5) A collection of interrelated or arranged parts of an entity.

(6) The overall form or organization of something.

(7) A formation, organization or construction.


Supplement

In biology, structures exist at all levels of organization, i.e. from the molecular to the cellular, tissue, organ, organismic, population and ecosystem level.


Word origin: French structure < Latin structura (“‘a fitting together, adjustment, building, erection, a building, edifice, structure’”)
Related forms: structural (adjective)

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Re: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

I'm not proficient with electron micrographs, but D definitely looks like a golgi. The average size doesn't fit, however. A golgi is about 2500 nm across. I might suggest to google "TEM golgi" and look at those pictures. If they fit, great. If not, Sorry I didn't help. LMK either way And ...

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by JackBean
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.
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Views: 1752

Re: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

... and look at those pictures. If they fit, great. If not, Sorry I didn't help. LMK either way I could not agree with you. The chaotic cellular structure we have did, especially TEM observation, do not as same as the text picture showed. So, excepted for some typical structure, our currently ...

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by mitochondrion
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:45 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

I'm not proficient with electron micrographs, but D definitely looks like a golgi. The average size doesn't fit, however. A golgi is about 2500 nm across. I might suggest to google "TEM golgi" and look at those pictures. If they fit, great. If not, Sorry I didn't help. LMK either way

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by tmbirkhead
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:17 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I am having difficulty identifying this structure.
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Is there any difference between different fertilizers?

... the same elements i.e. nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and other macro and micro nutrients to the plants. There is no difference in atomic structure of elements from both sources. For example, whether nitrogen from organic or chemical fertilizer contains nitrogen atoms with same number ...

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by josem
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Is there any difference between different fertilizers?
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Views: 348

Re: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components

... results of PCR and put it in a test tube with RNA polymerases, Ribosomes, and other proteins that help with protein synthesis. I then look at the structure of the protein as is and inside a cell(every single bond) and change the structure if needed. Last but not least, before I put the protein ...

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by caters
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:42 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Totipotent Stem Cell From Molecular Components
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