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granum
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stack of thylakoids located inside a chloroplast

granzyme
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protease that enters target cells through perforin and induces apoptosis in the target cells; used by NK cells and killer T cells

gravitropism
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response of a plant growth in the same direction as gravity

grazing food web
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type of food web in which the primary producers are either plants on land or phytoplankton in the water; often associated with a detrital food web within the same ecosystem

greenhouse effect
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warming of Earth due to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

greenhouse gases
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atmospheric gases such as carbon dioxide and methane that absorb and emit radiation, thus trapping heat in Earth’s atmosphere

gross primary productivity
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rate at which photosynthetic primary producers incorporate energy from the sun

ground tissue
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plant tissue involved in photosynthesis; provides support, and stores water and sugars

group I virus
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virus with a dsDNA genome

group II virus
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group IV virus
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virus with an ssRNA genome with positive polarity

group V virus
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virus with an ssRNA genome with negative polarity

group VI virus
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virus with an ssRNA genome converted into dsDNA by reverse transcriptase

group VII virus
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virus with a single-stranded mRNA converted into dsDNA for genome replication

growth factor
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ligand that binds to cell-surface receptors and stimulates cell growth

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