Key Terms for The Central Dogma

Chromosomes (Autosomes, Sex Chromosomes)
Genes, Gene Expression
Alleles
Genetic Test
Replication
DNA Polymerase
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Cell Biology Key Terms

Now that we’re wrapping up our discussion of cell biology, please make sure you’re familiar with these terms related to cells & membranes.

Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Cell Wall
Organelle
Mitochondria
Chloroplast
Lysosome
Endomembrane System: Nucleus (Nuclear Pore), Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi, Vesicles
Cytoskeleton: Actin, Microtubules, Intermediate Filaments
Microscopes: Fluorescent, Bright Field, SEM, TEM
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Key Terms for Biological Macromolecules

We’ll be wrapping up our introduction to biological macromolecules soon. Here are the terms you should be familiar with for this part of the course.

Monomer
Polymer
Skeletal Structure
Dehydration Synthesis
Hydrolysis
Monosaccharide
Polysaccharide
Nucleotide Continue reading Key Terms for Biological Macromolecules

Key Terms for Chapter 1

Now that we’re about done with our first topics of scientific inquiry and properties of life, here’s a list of the terms that are important to know from chapter 1 of our textbooks and class discussion. If you think something’s missing in this list, let us know via the comments section of this post.

Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Observation
Hypothesis
Scientific Process
Dependent and Independent Variables
Control / Control Experiment
Theory
Falsifiable
Independently Verifiable Continue reading Key Terms for Chapter 1