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Blueprint of Life

Anatomy The science of the structure of living organisms
Artificial selection Features of organisms selected by humans
Axial Between the leaf and the stem
Biochemistry The chemistry of living things
Biogeography The study of the distribution of living things
Biotechnology The use of organisms for the manufacture of useful/commercial products.
Centromere A constriction of a chromosome used for identification
Chromatid One of a pair of duplicated chromosomes
Chromosome Coiled structure found in the nucleus that contains DNA
Codon A group of three nucleotide bases
Cross-pollination Pollination between different plants of the same species
Diploid Cell containing two of each chromosome pair
Dominant One allele masking another recessive allele
Embryology The study of the developing embryo
Endemic Occurs in one particular geographical area
Equilibrium When gene frequencies (the number of times the gene occurs) are constant in a population
Extinct No longer existing
Factors A term used by early geneticists, now replaced with allele
Gene pool The total collection of all possible genes in a population
Genetic engineering The modification of genetic material
Genetics Relating to genes
Created by: MCEBiology



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