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1. A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.

2. (Science: anatomy) A minute tube lined with glandular epithelium; as, the uriniferous tubules of the kidney.

Origin: F. Tubule, or L. Tubulus, dim. Of tubus a tube, a pipe.

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Re: mutations and dependencies

... without passing on all of its harmful mutations. On top of that, natural selection is also occurring within our bodies. Within the seminiferous tubules, severely defective cells may simply die off before they can divide (pass on their mutations). Thus the worst mutations will have less chances ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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... I was wondering if someone could explain the chemistry side of how the ions and amino acids and glucose and water move back and forth between the tubules and pertibular capillaries. I don't know if this is too general or not but anything would be helpful

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by Gilby101
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nephron's
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Re: Help with a question


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by girlie21
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Help with a question
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Identification of a bacterium.

Probably because it 1. Is gigantic for a bacterial cell. 2. Has strange morphological features, like invaginations, vesicles, and tubules. 3. Reproduces strangely. It was found to be bacterial after rRNA sequencing. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v362/n6417/abs/362239a0.html

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by WntScientist
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Identification of a bacterium.
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Views: 4141

Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)

... ER in Imperia cells are long strands of cell matter that normally extend from the nucleus to the inner cell membrane and vice versa. They are thin tubules containing a saluted liquid within a permiable membrane. They play an important role in protein synthesis and nuclear division and transmit ...

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by TemporalV01D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)
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