There are two major divisions of life on this planet - prokaryotes (ancient organisms lacking a nucleus and membrane bound organelles) and eukaryotes (more recent organisms with a complex system of membrane bound organelles) Take a look at the distinguishing features of both here.
Take a visual tour of the animal cell. Complete with videos, quizzes, links and summary tables. Excellent for A-level and higher.
How are proteins made? What is the difference between transcription and translation? Why are digestive enzyme pills a waste of money? What is a polypeptide? What is the degenerate code? This hub answers these questions and more. Enjoy!
Step-by-step instructions for baking a fun, scientifically accurate plant cell cake.
Baby's got blue eyes! But where do blue eyes come from? Fascinating look at how our genetics changed in a small Neolithic village by the sea.
A look into some interesting characteristics of mitochondria. Namely the presence of its own genome and the relevant fields of study including evolution and inheritance.
Adult or somatic stem cells can produce different types of specialized cells. Doctors may one day be able to use them to repair injuries and treat a wide range of diseases.
Functions of Membranes: Separating the cell contents from the outside environment. Separating organelles from the cell's cytoplasm. Cell recognition and signalling. Holding organelles that are involved in metabolic processes in place. ...
There are many techniques used in the microbiology lab. DNA cloning, polymerase chain reaction, and gel electrophoresis allow for the amplification and separation of genetic material. RT-PCR, Southern Blotting, and Microarrays allow for the quantification of nucleic acids: learn about the various...
Cloning factories have quietly sprung up and are producing clones (pigs, dogs, horses, cows) for a number of reasons. China leads the way.