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Open Baboons

any of the large, powerful, ground-living monkeys of the genus Papio, also called dog-faced monkeys. Five subspecies live in Africa, with one species

Open Bacteria

Microscopic single-celled organisms lacking a membrane-bound nucleus. Bacteria, like Archaea , certain fungi, and viruses , are micro-organisms –

Open Bacteriophage

( băktēr'ēӘfāj´´ ), virus that infects bacteria and sometimes destroys them by lysis, or dissolution of the cell. Bacteriophages, or phages, have a

Open Badgers

Large mammal of the weasel family. It has molar teeth of a crushing type adapted to a partly vegetable diet, and short strong legs with long claws

Open Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876
Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876

Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer was the modern founder of embryology and comparative embryology, as well as an accomplished zoologist and biologist. No

Open Bald eagle
Bald eagle

The bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) , also known as the American eagle, is the national bird of the United States. This large bird preys on

Open Baltimore, David
Baltimore, David

US virologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1975 for his work with Renato Dulbecco and Howard Temin in discovering that

Open Bananas

name for several species of the genus Musa and for the fruits these produce. The banana plant—one of the largest herbaceous plants—is native to

Open Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820
Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820

Place: United Kingdom, England Subject : biography, biology English naturalist who, although making relatively few direct contributions to scientific


( bär'bĕr´´ē ), common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries ( Berberis species). The family includes perennial