Chitin: Structure, Function, and Uses

The hard outer shell of arthropods and insects like beetles is primarily made up of chitin, a naturally occurring biopolymer. The following BiologyWise article elaborates more on the structure, function, and uses of chitin.

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What Does Deleterious Mutation Mean?

Any change in the normal sequence of DNA is called a mutation. Most mutations in organisms are deleterious by nature. This post explains this type of mutation in a comprehensive manner.

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The Process of Spermatogenesis Explained

The process of spermatogenesis, i.e., the formation of sperms, is an essential part of reproduction in humans and all kinds of animals. In this article, we will learn about where and when spermatogenesis occurs, and what are the stages that the cells need to go through to complete the process.

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What is Nondisjunction and What are its Effects?

Calvin Bridges and Thomas Hunt Morgan discovered the process of nondisjunction in dividing cells in the year 1910. This is one of the most common forms of chromosomal aberration that occurs in humans. This BiologyWise post explains what is nondisjunction, how does it occur, and some of the causes and effects of this condition.

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