Biology Dictionary https://biologydictionary.net Definitions and Explanations of Biology Terms Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:10:57 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Transferrin https://biologydictionary.net/transferrin/ https://biologydictionary.net/transferrin/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:10:57 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4603 Transferrin Definition Transferrin is a crucial glycoprotein that shuttles iron in the blood. It would be an understatement to say that iron is vital for most life-sustaining processes. Transferrin has become an important biomarker for good health in the clinical setting, as it can reveal if a patient has functional iron depletion. This bio-marker, of [...]

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Lipolysis https://biologydictionary.net/lipolysis/ https://biologydictionary.net/lipolysis/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:59:34 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4597 Lipolysis Definition Lipolysis is the process by which fats are broken down in our bodies through enzymes and water, or hydrolysis. Lipolysis occurs in our adipose tissue stores, which are the fatty tissues that cushion and line our bodies and organs. In fact, fats can be thought of simply as stored energy. Fats are ready [...]

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Spindle Fibers https://biologydictionary.net/spindle-fibers/ https://biologydictionary.net/spindle-fibers/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:46:33 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4594 Spindle Fibers Definition Spindle fibers are microscopic protein structures which help divide genetic material during cell division. The spindle fibers form out of the centrosome, also known as the microtubule-organizing center, or MTOC. Spindle fibers are formed from microtubules with many accessory proteins which help guide the process of genetic division. The spindle fibers form [...]

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Commensalism, Mutualism and Parasitism https://biologydictionary.net/commensalism-mutualism-and-parasitism/ https://biologydictionary.net/commensalism-mutualism-and-parasitism/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:37:46 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4592 Symbiosis describes several types of living arrangements between different species of organisms in an ecosystem. These relationships can be beneficial, neutral, or harmful to one or both organisms which are called symbionts. In the complex web of nature, species often have several symbiotic relationship at a time. Symbiosis can take two forms known as obligatory [...]

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Sperm Motility https://biologydictionary.net/sperm-motility/ https://biologydictionary.net/sperm-motility/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:32:44 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4589 Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move through water during external fertilization or within the female reproductive tract for internal fertilization to reach the egg. Motility also refers to the quality of the sperm motion, meaning that sperm which does not move properly can’t reach the egg and successfully fertilize it. Motility also [...]

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Monocot Root, Leaf, Flower and Plants https://biologydictionary.net/monocot-root-leaf-flower-and-plants/ https://biologydictionary.net/monocot-root-leaf-flower-and-plants/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:25:49 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4580 The term monocot is short for monocotyledon. The cotyledon is an embryonic leaf in a seed that is the first to emerge when it germinates. Monocot seeds have one cotyledon while dicotyledons, or dicots, have two. Monocots and dicots are two types of angiosperm plants which reproduce using seeds and fruits. There are about 60,000 [...]

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Monocot vs Dicot https://biologydictionary.net/monocot-vs-dicot/ https://biologydictionary.net/monocot-vs-dicot/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:19:06 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4575 Angiosperms are plants that live on land and reproduce using seeds in flowers and fruits. Monocotyledons and dicotyledons, also known as monocots and dicots, respectively, are two types of angiosperm plants. The Italian physician and biologist Marcello Malpighi (1628 – 1694) was the first to use the term cotyledon (the Latin word meaning seed leaf) [...]

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Lateral Meristem https://biologydictionary.net/lateral-meristem/ https://biologydictionary.net/lateral-meristem/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:09:50 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4571 Meristem is undifferentiated plant tissue found in areas of plant growth. The three types of meristematic tissue are intercalary, apical, and lateral. Apical meristem tissue is found in the tips of shoots and gives rise to leaves and flowers and is also found in the roots. The intercalary tissue in the middle of the plant [...]

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Marine Ecosystem Facts https://biologydictionary.net/marine-ecosystem-facts/ https://biologydictionary.net/marine-ecosystem-facts/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:04:25 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4568 Marine ecosystems include not just the oceans but also shorelines, tidepools, estuaries, barrier islands, mangrove forests, and salt marshes. Here are the top 5 facts about marine ecosystem. The Marine Ecosystem is the Largest Ecosystem on Earth The oceans alone cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface or 140,000,000 square miles. The average ocean depth [...]

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How Climate Change Affects the Biodiversity of Marine Ecosystems https://biologydictionary.net/climate-change-affect-the-biodiversity-of-marine-ecosystems/ https://biologydictionary.net/climate-change-affect-the-biodiversity-of-marine-ecosystems/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:59:59 +0000 https://biologydictionary.net/?p=4564 The biodiversity found in marine ecosystems is greater than in any other on Earth. Climate change causes wide-ranging effects including changes to water pH, nutrients, oxygen content, and stratification. These changes affect the biodiversity of communities, particularly in the polar regions of the planet. Effects on Ice-Dominated Polar Ecosystems Climate change is affecting the Earth’s [...]

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