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Branches of Life Sciences - Brush Back Your Basics

Branches of Life Sciences – Brush Back Your Basics

Biology can be divided into two main subjects: Botany (the study of plants) and Zoology (the study of animals), but this separation is not clear cut. Life sciences is the group of advanced biology. Taxonomy (Systematics) involves classification of organisms. Morphology is concerned with the size and form of whole ...

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Human Body Systems and Their Roles

Human Body Systems and Their Roles

The human body systems is a complex machine, made up of different systems. The various human body  systems by their coordinate activities function in unison and work efficiently carrying out the vital body functions. Important human body systems: 1. Digestive system: Digestive system helps in the food digestion. The organs ...

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CSIR NET Results - December 2014 Life Sciences Key

CSIR NET Results – December 2014 Life Sciences Key

Human resource Development group (HRDG) – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is conducting the exam of UGC (University Grant Commission) NET (National Eligibility Test) on every year two times. The examination are held on every June and December third Sunday. Huge number of students are appearing in CSIR ...

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Plastids: Special cell organelles in Plants and Algae

Plastids: Special cell organelles in Plants and Algae

Cytoplasm of plant cell consists of discoid, oval or spherical bodies called Plastids. They are present in all plant except bacteria, fungi and blue green algae. Plastids are living. They are formed a fresh but arise from minute pre existing bodies called Protoplastids already present in embryonic cells. They multiply ...

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What is microRNA

microRNA : Special features and its Role

MicroRNAs are a class of post-transcriptional regulators. They are short ~22 nucleotide RNA sequences that bind to complementary sequences in the 3’ UTR of multiple target mRNAs, usually resulting in their silencing. MicroRNAs target ~60% of all genes, are abundantly present in all human cells and are able to repress ...

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Carbohydrate Metabolism - Basic Overview

Carbohydrate Metabolism – Basic Overview

Since all digestible forms of carbohydrates are eventually transformed into glucose, it is important to consider how glucose is able to provide energy in the form of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to various cells and tissues. Glucose is metabolized in three stages in carbohydrate metabolism. They are… Glycolysis the Krebs Cycle ...

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