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May, 2019

  • 22 May

    GMO: A Blessing or A Curse?

    What is GMO? A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic materials has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. A GMO is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant …

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  • 17 May

    The Lipid

    Lipids are a heterogeneous group of compounds that are related to fatty acids. They are usually esters of fatty acids with alcohols. Examples include fats, oils, waxes, and other substances. Fats (solid) and oils (liquid) = Glycerol (tri-hydroxy alcohol) + 3 fatty acids. Wax = Mono-hydroxyl alcohol + Fatty acid. …

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  • 17 May

    The GRE General Test: A Stairway to Higher Study

    GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. If you are planning on getting yourself in a graduate school (doing your master’s) in mostly USA, you may need a GRE score to apply. It is the most common entrance exam and the largest assessment program for your graduate admission and students from …

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  • 16 May

    Rhizoid and Rhizomorph: Awww it seems confusing!

    Rhizoid and rhizomorphs are two common terms used in the study of fungi. Both of them are derived from the same word root. But still they maintain some differences. Rhizoid The name ‘Rhizoid’ is derived from the Latin prefix ‘rhizo’ – which means root. But it is not a root …

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  • 16 May

    Endosymbiosis in Plant Sap-Feeding Insects (Part-2)

    The vast majority of observed plant sap-feeding hemipterans colonized by primary symbionts are defined by three traits. First of all, phylogenetically as they are universally present in the host species, have much-reduced genomes and have evolved from multiple phylogenetic origins such as Alphaproteobacteria, Betaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria, and Bacteroidetes. Secondly, they …

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  • 7 May

    Introduction to Fatty acids

    Fatty acid is an important constituent of fat and is the derivatives of hydrocarbon. It is a carboxylic acid (-COOH) with a long aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Some fatty acids may have hydroxyl group in its chain (hydroxy fatty acids) and still others may possess ring …

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  • 6 May

    Different Diseases of Jute: The Challenges for Jute Cultivation

    Jute is a long shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse strong threads. India, China and Bangladesh are three major producers in the cultivation or production of jute fibre. Before understanding the diseases, lets know different parts of a jute plant so that we can understand where to …

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  • 1 May

    The Selfish Gene: The Mean of Existence

    Part-1 This is more of a book review than just an article sharing including intuitive visualizations from the other sources related to “The Selfish Gene” (1976) on evolutionary biology by the evangelist of biological science Richard Dawkins. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t too popular from the day of it’s publications because …

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April, 2019

  • 29 April

    Classification of protein: A Short Tour Through The World of Protein

    Proteins are the most abundant macro-molecules, occurring in each cell and each part of a cell. They are generally formed by one or more long chain(s) of amino acid residues. Classification of protein 1) Based on source There are two types of protein. a) Animal protein: They are derived from …

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  • 26 April

    A Preliminary Guide on the Ecosystem and the Earth’s Structure

    Biology, a mother science concerns everything related to life. It considers both plant and animal kingdom and also the world that we can’t see but abounded with minute life. Considering the aspects of living beings, this science sometimes needs to go beyond the living world to understand the correlation between …

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