Alpha diversity is the first part of a three-tiered scale for measuring the biodiversity of an area. An area's alpha diversity is a measure of the diversity of species within an ecosystem. Obtaining this measurement usua... More »

Alternative RNA splicing occurs in eukaryotic cells, enabling eukaryotes to make multiple proteins from a single gene. Eukaryotic messenger RNA contains expressed regions called exons and intervening regions called intro... More » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

Alpha keratin is an amino acid with a coiled-coil shape that is found in sheep's wool, hair, horns and tails. This amino acid's structure is maintained with hydrophobic bonds between apolar residues. Keratin is found in ... More »

Alpha blockers are medications used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions, according to Mayo Clinic. They keep noraderenaline from tightening veins and arteries, thereby keeping blood vessels relaxed and open... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Alpha characters, more often called alphanumeric, are designed for computers and are comprised of the 26 alphabetic characters and the 10 Arabic numerals. Alpha characters also encompass letter variations for languages o... More »

According to the World Wildlife Federation, biodiversity affects humans in terms of natural resources and ecosystem services. The Federation points out that biodiversity is a foundational issue for all life on planet ear... More »

The biome that has the most biodiversity is the tropical rainforest. The tropical rainforest is home to over 15 million different species of animals and plants. It is estimated that the tropical rainforest is the habitat... More »