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DNA

The heredity material in humans

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Nucleotide

organic molecules that serve as monomers

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Chargaff's Rules

States that DNA from any cell of all organisms should have a 1:1 ratio.

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Watson and Crick

Scientists who discovered DNA in the 1950s

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Rosalind Franklin

An English chemist, and X ray crystallographer.

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Mutations

The action or process of mutating.

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Adaptation

A trait with a current functional role in the life of an organism.

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Species

A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals.

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Evolution

The gradual development of something.

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Fossils

The preserved traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the past.

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Fossil Record

Refer to the total number of fossils that have been discovered.

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Darwin

An English naturalist and geologist.

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Trait

A genetically determined characteristic.

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Selective Breeding

When humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to develop particular phenotype traits.

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Natural Selection

The process whereby organisms