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  • Biology Spectrophotometer In Biology

    become denatured and therefore lose their original shape either temporarily or in most cases permanently, and thus result in a different function (Reece et al., 2012). The enzyme’s rate of reaction could be boosted by an alternative method which involves increasing the substrate or enzyme concentration or both (Biology Department, 2012). This will increase the chances of a substrate binding to an enzyme, and so will yield products more efficiently (Reece et al., 2012). Nevertheless, a certain point could be reached where there are no longer any substrates or enzymes to meet the needs of the reaction, and hence the breakdown of substrates to products can no longer proceed. The purpose of this experiment is to study the catalytic activity of enzymes through measuring absorbance, with different substrate and enzyme concentrations along with variant temperatures and pH levels (Biology Department, 2012). In this experiment, alpha- amylase is the enzyme which reacts with a substrate molecule of starch to produce a simpler sugar molecule of maltose (Biology Department, 2012). A greater absorbance reading is an indication that more products are released from the polysaccharide (Biology Department, 2012). It is hypothesized that enzymes and substrates function most effectively when subjected to moderate levels of temperature and pH. Likewise, when substrate or enzyme concentration is increased, a greater yield of products is the outcome. Methods Primarily several dilutions of stock…

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  • Synthetic Biology Vs Synthetic Biology

    addressed the idea, in "A life of its own" by Michael Specter, of using synthetic biology to mend environmental issues. Synthetic biology combines the "elements of engineering, chemistry, computer science, and molecular biology…to assemble the biological tools necessary to redesign the living world" (Specter 364). There are both positive and negative impacts of a synthetic world on the environment movement. The environmental issues consist pollution, depletion of natural resources, extinction…

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  • The Evolution Of Biology: What Is Biology?

    What is Biology? Biology is the study of all living organisms. This particular type of science has been divided into many specialized fields, one of those fields being genetics. Geneticists use the information they collect to help decide traits that are passed on. Meaning, they study how and why organisms end up with blue eyes color or cancer. What is the role of the genetic material? Genetic material or DNA provides the blueprint for all living organisms. Museum of the Future, (N.D.)…

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  • The Foundation Of Biology: The History Of Cell Biology

    about the 1990’s. This was to establish a family relationship. During this time DNA was also used to help adopted children find their parents. Not only has this lead to discoveries in knowledge for us it opened up new jobs as well. It gave us molecular biology, which is majority of studying plant biology, along with pharmacology and drug development for the disorders that people appropriate because of DNA. Then you have genetic counselling, which basically is DNA testing for paternity and…

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  • The Importance Of Biology

    Biology is the science of life or living matter in all forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure and behavior. Living beings have the desire to discover who they truly are and how they came to be the person that they are today. Many people have specific beliefs in an ultimate being that rules over all else, but most of these beliefs cannot be proven. The study of biology is based upon facts and hypotheses that can be tested and supported. Without…

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  • Taxonomy In Biology

    Taxonomy in biology is the study of naming, describing, and classifying new organisms into different branches, Domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Throughout history, humans have always classified organisms that they have encountered. One of the first taxonomists was Aristotle, “who organized five hundred types of animals according to habitat and body form” ( However, the first modern taxonomist was Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus,…

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  • Inspirational Biology

    BIOL-UA 995 “Becoming a Scientist” Module II Writing Assignment: Identifying Your Scientific Inspiration and Question 1. Inspirational Paper: A fundamental goal of developmental biology is to ascertain the underlying mechanisms that allow patterning, the process by which a group of equivalent cells are induced to form complex organizations of cell fates in space and time. One prevailing theory used to explain this phenomenon is the morphogen hypothesis. In this model, a diffusable molecule…

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  • RNA Molecular Biology: The Importance Of RNA Molecular Biology

    Over the last decade, RNA molecular biology have made significant strides. One of the most important advances has been the discovery of the small (20-30 nt) non-coding RNAs that perform the function of regulating genes and genomes[1]. RNAi is a natural mechanism occurring in most eukaryotic cells in which the double stranded ribonucleic acids (dsRNA’s) undertake the function of regulating gene expression[2]. It is a specific regulatory mechanism, which helps in regulating various biological…

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  • Biology Case Study

    International Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 31-48 Factors Affecting Junior High School Students’ Interest in Biology1 RICARDO TRUMPER (, Faculty of Science and Science Education, Haifa University, Israel ABSTRACT Our study, conducted as part of the ROSE Project, on students' interest in biology at the end of their compulsory schooling in Israel, and its relation to their views on science classes, out-of-school experiences in biology, and attitudes to science…

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  • My Passion For Conservation Biology

    a career dedicated to helping humans. Ideally, I wanted to find a way to protect endangered species while serving people at the same time, but I did not know if such a career existed. However, as I researched various career paths last summer, I learned about the field of conservation biology, and my life was changed forever. Conservation biology is a broad branch of science that is both a career focus and a career in and of itself. To put it another way, a student can major in conservation…

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