Hypothetical types of biochemistry
Hypothetical types of biochemistry are forms of biochemistry speculated to be scientifically viable but not proven to exist at this time. The kinds of living beings currently known on Earth all use ca...
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Solving the Mystery of Desert Varnish
Dark, glassy substance that coats rocks may hold Martian secrets
Nanoparticle-Coated Bacteria Can Deliver Cancer Vaccine
Marking an important step in the development of immunotherapy cancer treatment, scientists have demonstrated that nanoparticle-coated bacteria can effectively deliver an oral DNA vaccine that stimulat...
Carbon-based life
Carbon forms the key component for all known naturally occurring life on Earth. Complex molecules are made up of carbon bonded with other elements, especially oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, and carbon...
Iron-sulfur world theory
The iron–sulfur world theory is a set of proposals for the origin of life and the early evolution of life advanced in a series of articles between 1988 and 1992 by Günter Wächtershäuser, a Munich pate...
Nucleic acid analogues
Nucleic acid analogues are compounds which are analogous (structurally similar) to naturally occurring RNA and DNA, used in medicine and in molecular biology research.Nucleic acids are chains of nucle...
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Organosilicon
Organosilicon compounds are organic compounds containing carbon–silicon bonds. Organosilicon chemistry is the corresponding science exploring their properties and reactivity. Most organosilicon compou...
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Non-cellular life
Non-cellular life is life that exists without a cellular structure. This term presumes the phylogenetic scientific classification of viruses as lifeforms, which is a controversial issue.Hypothesized a...
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Shadow biosphere
A shadow biosphere is a hypothetical microbial biosphere of Earth that uses radically different biochemical and molecular processes than currently known life. Although life on Earth is relatively well...
Organoboron chemistry
Organoborane or organoboron compounds are chemical compounds that are organic derivatives of BH3, for example trialkyl boranes. Organoboron chemistry or organoborane chemistry is the chemistry of thes...
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GFAJ-1
GFAJ-1 is a strain of rod-shaped bacteria in the family Halomonadaceae. It is an extremophile. It was isolated from the hypersaline and alkaline Mono Lake in eastern California by geobiologist Felisa ...
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Chrysiogenes arsenatis
Chrysiogenes arsenatis is a species of bacterium given its own phylum, called the Chrysiogenetes. It has a unique biochemistry. Instead of respiring with oxygen, it respires using the most oxidized f...
Nanobacterium
Nanobacterium (NAH-no-bak-TEER-ee-əm, pl. nanobacteria NAH-no-bak-TEER-ee-uh) is the unit or member name of a proposed class of living organisms, specifically cell-walled microorganisms with a size mu...
Nanobe
A nanobe is a tiny filamental structure first found in some rocks and sediments. Some scientists hypothesize that nanobes are the smallest form of life, 1/10 the size of the smallest known bacteria.N...
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Organism
In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system, such as a vertebrate, insect, plant or bacterium. Although more than 99 percent of all species of organisms that ever lived on the planet are e...
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Viroid
Viroids are the smallest infectious pathogens known, consisting solely of short strands of circular, single-stranded RNA without protein coats. They are mostly plant pathogens, some of which are of ec...
Carborane
A carborane is a cluster composed of boron, carbon and hydrogen atoms. Like many of the related boranes, these clusters are polyhedra and are similarly classified as closo-, nido-, arachno-, hypho-, ...
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Boronic acid
A boronic acid is an alkyl or aryl substituted boric acid containing a carbon–boron bond belonging to the larger class of organoboranes. Boronic acids act as Lewis acids. Their unique feature is that ...
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Virus
A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including ba...
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Bacterial taxonomy
The hierarchy of biological classification's eight major taxonomic ranks. Intermediate minor rankings are not shown.Bacterial taxonomy is the taxonomy, i.e. the rank-based classification, of bacter...
Organotrifluoroborate
Organotrifluoroborates are organoboron compounds that contain an anion with the general formula [RBF3]. They can be thought of as protected boronic acids, or as adducts of carbanions and boron trifluo...
Organotrifluoroborate - Wikipedia
Potassium tris(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)borate
Potassium tris(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)borate, abbreviated KTp*, is the potassium salt of the anion HB((CH3)2C3N2H)3. Tp* is a tripodal ligand that binds to a metal in a facial manner, more specifica...
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Catecholborane
Catecholborane (abbreviated HBcat) is an organoboron compound that is useful in organic synthesis. This colourless liquid is a derivative of catechol and a borane, having the formula C6H4O2BH.
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2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate
2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) is a chemical that acts to inhibit both IP3 receptors and TRP channels (although it activates TRPV1, TRPV2, & TRPV3 at higher concentrations). In research it ...
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Organoboranes
Organoborane or organoboron compounds are chemical compounds that are organic derivatives of BH3, for example trialkyl boranes. Organoboron chemistry or organoborane chemistry is the chemistry of thes...
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(R)-2-Methyl-CBS-oxazaborolidine
(R)-2-Methyl-CBS-oxazaborolidine is an organoboron catalyst that is used in organic synthesis. This catalyst, developed by Itsuno and Elias James Corey, is generated by heating (R)-(+)-2-(diphenylhydr...
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BODIPY
BODIPY, abbreviation for boron-dipyrromethene, is a class of fluorescent dyes. It is composed of dipyrromethene complexed with a disubstituted boron atom, typically a BF2 unit. The IUPAC name for the ...
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