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Amanita phalloides

Amanita phalloides Amanita phalloides (generally ), commonly known as the death cap, is a poisonous basidiomycete fungus , one of many in the genus Amanita . Widely distributed across Europe , A. phalloides associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees. In some cases, death cap has be more

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, abbreviated NAD+, is a coenzyme found in all living cell s. The compound is a dinucleotide, since it consists of two nucleotide s joined through their phosphate groups: with one nucleotide containing an adenosine ring, and the more


Cyclol , mainly because it eliminates the resonance stabilization of the peptide bond . This reaction was the basis of Dorothy Wrinch's cyclol model of proteins. The cyclol hypothesis is the first structural model of a folded , globular protein . The same studies appeared to show that the mo more

Myxobolus cerebralis

Myxobolus cerebralis Myxobolus cerebralis is a myxosporea n parasite of salmonid s (salmon , trout , and their allies) that causes whirling disease in farmed salmon and trout and also in wild fish populations . It was first described from rainbow trout in Germany a century ago, but its range ha more

Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock Barbara McClintock (June 16 , 1902 – September 2 , 1992 ) was a pioneering American scientist and one of the world's most distinguished cytogeneticists . McClintock received her Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University in 1927, where she was a leader in the development more

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