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Cell Wall

Cell Wall Definition The cell wall is a protective layer outside the cell membrane that also provides support for the cell’s structure. It is the outermost layer of cells in plants, bacteria, fungi, and many algae that gives shape to the cell and protects it from infection. In plants, the c.....

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About Chloroplast

About Chloroplast Definition Chloroplast is an organelle unique to plant cells that contains chlorophyll, which is what makes plants green and is responsible for enabling photosynthesis to occur, so that plants can convert sunlight into chemical energy. It is a type of organelle known as a plasti.....

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Electric Potential

Electric Potential Definition Electric Potential is the ‘push’ of electricity through a circuit. It’s easy to confuse electric potential with electric current, so it helps to think of electric current as the water in our shower and electric potential as the water pressure. Like .....

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Magnetic Potential

Magnetic Potential Definition Magnetic Potential is the property of certain substances or phenomena that gives rise to magnetic fields. Magnetic Potential, also known as Magnetomotive Force, which is analogous to electromotive force or voltage in electricity. The magnetic vector potential, A, (of.....

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About Polymer

About Polymer Definition Polymer is a large molecule made up of chains or rings of linked repeating subunits, which are called monomers. It is commonly used today in the plastics and composites industry, and it is often used to imply the meaning of “plastic” or “resin”. Th.....

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About Microtubule

About Microtubule Definition Microtubules are cytoplasmic tubules that serve as the structural component of cytoskeleton, cilia, and eukaryotic flagella. They are found throughout the cytoplasm and it forms a component of the cytoskeleton. They undergo frequent assembly and disassembly within a c.....

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Phosphate

Phosphate Definition Phosphate is a salt or ester of phosphoric acid, containing the group PO4. Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers. Of the various phosphoric acids and phosphates, organic phosphates are important in biochemistry and biogeochemistry (ecol.....

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About Organelle

About Organelle Definition Living things are made of cells, or biological units also referred to as the building blocks of life. Some organisms consist of just one cell, while others are made of trillions of cells. Each one of these cells functions as a tiny factory, with individual parts that wo.....

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis Defnition Toxoplasmosis infection with or disease caused by a sporozoan of the genus Toxoplasma (T. gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system especially of infants. The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is very common but few are aware of it becau.....

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About Isosporiasis

About Isosporiasis Definition Isosporiasis, also known as cystoisosporiasis, is a disease caused by the protozoan Isospora belli of humans; human disease usually is mild except in cases of immunodeficiency, as in AIDS, where it may cause an intractable diarrhea. Isosporiasis is found worldwide, e.....

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Difference between Deoxyribose and Ribose

Difference between Deoxyribose and Ribose Introduction Deoxyribose and Ribose are simple sugars that form a part of nucleic acids that are one of the important macromolecules present in all living organisms. Just like proteins and carbohydrates, nucleic acid is also a vital for survival of all li.....

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Deoxyribose

Deoxyribose Definition Deoxyribose is a sugar, which is found in the side chains of DNA, differing from ribose in having a hydrogen atom instead of an OH group on one of its carbon atoms. It is a monosaccharide. Monosaccharides are the building blocks for more complicated sugars. Here, ‘mon.....

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