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Trap in sunlight.
Forms an interconnected network of tubules within cells. Rough ones synthesize proteins while smooth ones synthesize lipids and steroids
Increase in the concentration of chemical nutrients in an ecosystem to an extent that increases the primary productivity of the ecosystem. Such as algae on a lake.
'Reads' an intact DNA strand as a template and uses it to synthesize the new strand.
Specialization of cells for different structures and functions
Property of magnetic nuclei that allows it to absorb an electromagnetic pulse and radiate it back out.
Projections from neurons that recieve message from other neurons
An enzyme that creates a double-stranded DNA molecule from a single strand of RNA.
Molecules that differ only in configuration of the atoms around one or more carbons
Used as a reducing agent. Can transfer its electron to another molecule.
Proteins use hydrolysis of _____ as a 'timer' for the 'on' response.
On the inner membrane of mitochondria and is used to carry electrons down the ELC
Cells of early embryo can become any cell type or tissue
Transfers electrons from one molecule to another in metabolism. Gets reduced to NADH
_________ gel electrophoresis is a method used in biochemistry and molecular biology to separate DNA, RNA or protein. Nucleic acid molecules are separated by size.
Decodes mRNA into amino acids. Aids in translation.
Set of pathways that break down larger molecule into small units and release energy
a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger one
What kind of magic does Tim use?
Prevents the transcription of DNA. Coded by regulator genes.
Is the largest or the smallest at the bottom of the SDS page gel?
Two of the same genes (eg. HH or hh)
What is the primary source of free energy driving protein folding?
Messenger RNA (mRNA) produced in transcription is decoded to produce a specific amino acid chain, or polypeptide, that will later fold into an active protein.
The process of creating an equivalent RNA copy of a sequence of DNA
Is an organism that uses organic carbon for growth.
the spread of cancer from one organ to another. Very inefficient.
Premature death of cells and tissues. Can be caused by infection, toxins, trauma, etc.
Partitioning of cytoplasm
Cells have two homologous copies of each chromosome (non-sex cells, 2n)
genes that determine which parts of the body form what body parts
Any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
How fat is Tim?
A phase early in the development of most animal embryos, during which the morphology of the embryo is reorganized to form the three germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm
Wraps up and packages DNA
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RNA molecule that provides the 'blueprint' for protein production.
Sequences that are evolutionarily related are __________.
Regulator of hemoglobin
Reduced form of NADP
pH=7 [reactant]=1M [water]=55.5M T=25C P=1atm
DNA sequence that is NOT removed from DNA durring splicing
A unit of heredity in a living organism. It is normally a stretch of DNA that codes for a type of protein or for an RNA chain that has a function in the organism.
Used in anabolic reactions like lipid and nucleic acid synthesis. In plants, it is reduced during the light reaction of photosynthesis.
lipid-soluble molecule usually synthesized by microorganisms to transport ions across the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane.
Two different genes (eg. Hh or Bb)
Locomotory structures in bacteria
Occurs in many cooked starchy foods
Tumor that grows without invading other tissues
Moves the cell, important in muscle contraction and cell division
A region of DNA that facilitates the transcription of a particular region of DNA.
Put two strands of DNA together
A cell or an organism having half of the number of chromosomes of normal cells. (eg. sex cells, n)
The liquid found inside a cell
Pulse-like voltage wave that travels on 'excitable' membranes
Biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape.
Total entropy (disorder) in the universe is continually increasing
What is Tim?
What is another way to say lowest energy conformation or active conformation?
Part of the cell that makes proteins from amino acids. A main component in translation. Stuck on rough ER.
Simultaneous polymerization and depolymerization of different MT's in the same pool at steady state.
In this enzymes that reduce NADP accept the electron from photosynthesis.
Threadlike structures in bacteria that help them adhere to one another
Transfers a specific active amino acid to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosomal site of protein synthesis during translation.
Signal to make cell kill itself
What makes a compund more reduced?
Transfers genetic information to another cell is typically to isolate, multiply, or express the insert in the target cell.
An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules using energy from light (by photosynthesis) or inorganic chemical reactions
DNA sequence that is removed from DNA during splicing. Codes for nothing. NOTHING.
Process of cellular that results in two exact copies of the cell.
Bacteria that carry out photosythesis
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NAD+, NADP+, FMN, FAD, Heme
The primary function of this is to process and package macromolecules, such as proteins and lipids, after their synthesis and before they make their way to their destination; it is
A primary antibody is used against the antigen of interest; a subsequent, secondary ('indirect'), dye-coupled antibody is introduced that recognizes the primary antibody.
What states 'There is no way for a protein to sample all conformations while folding because there are too many'?
Partitions replicated DNA in mitosis
Copying DNA. Uses both strands of DNA as a template to form complementary strands.
Involves chromogenic reporters and substrates which produce some kind of observable color change to indicate the presence of antigen or protein.
Quinones and Coenzyme Q are exaples of what?
What amino acid is the start codon?
Is one of the germ layers formed during embryogenesis. It forms the epithelial lining of multiple systems.
Organisms that lack a cell nucleus. DNA is stored in the nucleoid. High surface area to volume ratio.
Provides mechanical support to the cell.
Cells that contain complex structures inside the membranes. The defining membrane-bound structure that sets them apart is the nucleus, or nuclear envelope, within which the genetic
Where does the oxygen plants produce come from?
The iron-containing oxygen-transport protein in the red blood cells. Binds cooperativly and can bind 4 oxygen molecules.
Moves materials with in the cell and form mitotic spindles.
Used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects
Improves the function of a protein
Chemicals that cause changes in the DNA sequence and cause cancer.
Middle layer of tissue
Converts chemical energy into ATP. Cellular respiration. Have their own DNA
Outter layer of tissue
Extended and specialized plasma membrane that wraps around nerve
Process of cellular replication that results in the formation of gametes.
Sequences of DNA that can move around to different positions within the genome of a single cell, they can cause mutations and change the amount of DNA in the genome.
Conduct photosynthesis. Contains chlorophyll. Have their own DNA.
Part of tissue that usually provides structural support to the cells in addition to performing various other important functions. Also regultes intercellualr communication.
Interferes with the expression of a particular gene. Also serves as an antiviral mechanism and shapes chromatin.
Display self and nonself antigens within a cell to the rest of the organism.
Tumor that invades other tissues
Oxygen binding protein. Contains porphyrin ring. Can only bind to 1 oxygen molecule.
Energy remains constant, even though it forms a change.
In this the electron transport chain accepts the electron from photosynthesis.
Cleaves DNA at restriction sites. Leaves sticky ends.

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