Flashcards in DNA Deck (20)
a appears in all living cells and determines the traits
are concreted in rock and are saved over time
a certian thing that your family passes down
composed of a phosphate group, the bases adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, and a pentose sugar, in RNA the thymine base being replaced by uracil.
state that DNA from any cell of all organisms should have a 1:1 ratio
wattson and crick
is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953
was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of dna
a sudden departure from the parent type in one or more heritable characteristics, caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome
the act of adapting
is the basic unit of biological classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as the largest group of organisms
any process of formation or growth
The totality of fossils is known as the fossil record.
best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
Eugenics is a set of beliefs and practices that aims at improving the genetic quality of a human
the process by which forms of life having traits that better enable them to adapt to specific environmental pressures
is the average time between two consecutive generations in the lineages of a population
the formation of new species as a result of geographic, physiological, anatomical, or behavioral factors
any of various omnivorous mammals of the order , comprising the three suborders Anthropoidea
Despite claims of a new origin story for humans, the fossils more likely belonged to a very distant branch on the primate family tree.