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DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms . The main role of DNA molecule s is the long-term storage of information . DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, since it cont more

History of biology

History of biology 's evolution-themed poem The Temple of Nature shows a goddess pulling back the veil from nature (in the person of Artemis ). Allegory and metaphor have often played an important role in the history of biology. The history of biology traces the study of the living world from anci more


Metabolism adenosine triphosphate , a central intermediate in energy metabolism. Metabolism is the set of chemical reaction s that occur in living organism s in order to maintain life . These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environme more

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace OM , FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913 ) was a British naturalist , explorer , geographer , anthropologist and biologist . He did extensive fieldwork first in the Amazon River basin, and then in the Malay Archipelago , where he identifie more

Chagas disease

Chagas disease Chagas' disease (also called American trypanosomiasis) is a human tropical parasitic disease which occurs in the Americas , particularly in South America . Its pathogen ic agent is a flagellate protozoa n named Trypanosoma cruzi , which is transmitted to humans and other mammal more

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