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Tips to Remember The Difference Between Translation vs Transcription

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When I first started learning about DNA and RNA I had a difficult time trying to remember the difference between the words Translation and Transcription. However, I permanently solved my confusion when I thought about the definition of transcription and translation outside of biology.

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What are Prokaryotic Cells Simplified

Understanding the Basics of Prokaryotic Cells The two categories of prokaryotes are bacteria and archaea. Both types are microorganisms that are relatively small. Bacteria are abundant throughout the world. They are found in soil, water, and even our digestive tract. Most bacteria are not harmful to humans, but some are pathogenic- disease causing bacteria. Archaea are less common that bacteria …

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What are Cells Simplified

Understanding the Basics of Cells The simplest unit of living organisms are cells. The Cell Theory state that all organisms are made of cells.Unicellular¬†organisms are made of one cell; multicellular organisms such as plants and animals contain many cells that have specific functions. Overview of the Cell Structure The cell structure relies on four critical components: (1) matter, (2) energy, …

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Sexual Vs. Asexual Reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Occurs when offspring are produced from a single parent, without the fusion of gametes from two parents. The offspring are clones of the parent. Advantages Even if isolated from its own species, an animal can reproduce. Organisms can reproduce rapidly because there is no need to seek out, attract, or mate with the opposite sex. Very efficient way …

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What are Enzymes Simplified

So What are Enyzmes? A catalyst is an agent that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed during the reaction. The most common catalyst are Enzymes, protein molecules that accelerate chemical reactions. An Enzyme works by binding to one or more specific molecules called substrates. This occurs at the enzymes active site. The binding between an …

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Chromosomes Vs. Chromatids Simplified

Chromosomes:Inside the nucleus are the chromosomes. Each chromosome is made of genetic material, DNA, and many types of proteins that help to fit chromosomes inside the nucleus; it is a single piece of coiled shaped DNA with genes and nucleotide sequences. Chromatid:During interphase, chromosomes are replicated. After replication, the two duplicated chromosomes are still joined to each other and referred …

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What is Meiosis Simplified

What is Meiosis? Meiosis is a two-part cell division process that takes place in sexually reproductive organisms. Put simply, meiosis is a special type of¬†cell division necessary for sexual reproduction. Stages There are two stages of Meiosis: Meiosis I & II Meosis I Purpose? To separate Homologous Chromosomes Like mitosis, meiosis begins after a cell has progressed through the G1, …

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Amination vs Transamination

Amination and Transamination are similar processes carried out by enzymes. All doubts about the difference will be clarified here.

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