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- Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:32 am
- Forum: Human Biology
- Topic: eye are window to your health?
- Replies: 4
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Visualization using an opthalmoscope allows you to see the structures in the ocular fundus - optic disc, retinal vessels, general background and macula. Abnormalities in these areas can give you insight into different disease states. (I'm not sure if you want details about that). The retinal vessels...
Troponin is a serum cardiac marker that is released into the blood in large quantities from the necrotic heart muscle after a heart attack. It is a very good indicator because it remains elevated two weeks after the initial attack. Also, as a myocardial muscle protein, it has a very specific amino a...
Hi, I just have a really quick question: what is the origin of peroxisomes - is it from the ER or the Golgi? The reason that I am confused is because peroxisomes are very similar to lysosomes, but they are different organelles. I just need some clarification. Thanks
Khaiy wrote:Sorry bionewbie, your thread got hijacked!!
pdavis68 wrote: You are right, we've gone a bit afield of the original question.
no prob, i'm learning a lot from you both. i just pose the question just because i thought it would be interesting. also, it *is* very practical to everyday life.
On a separate note, but related to infectious diseases ... you know it's that time of year when colds and flus are prevalent (especially if you are sitting in an exam with all the coughers, snifflers, nose-blowers etc - you guys know what I mean), so anyways, why do humans "catch" a cold y...
well, i know that analogous structure deals with characteristics that perform similar functions but not the same evolutionary origin. homologous structure, on the other hand, deals with characteristics that share a common ancestor but not for the same function.
Hi, I would really appreciate if somebody wouldn't mind explaining to me the difference between adaptation and exaptation? How does these two terms relate to evolution?
- Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:35 am
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: homologous vs analogous
- Replies: 4
- Views: 75393
Would somebody mind explaining to me the differences between homologous vs analogous parts? I have a lot of trouble with understanding the connection between the two terms.