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Gene pool

Definition noun, plural: gene pools (population genetics) The total number of genes of every individual in an interbreeding... Read More

Genetic drift

Genetic Drift Definition What is genetic drift in simple terms? The simple definition of genetic drift ( also referred to... Read More

SELFISH GENE – selfish to persist

What is a selfish gene? A selfish gene is not a gene that makes an individual selfish. In fact, it may even be involved in... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Homologous chromosome

A homologous chromosome pertains to one of a pair of chromosomes with the same gene sequence, loci, chromosomal length, and... Read More

Gene flow

Definition noun The movement and exchange of genes or alleles from one population of species to another Supplement Gene flow... Read More

Purebred

Definition noun, plural: purebreds An animal that is of pure breed, i.e. whose ancestors on both sides have been members of... Read More

Glucose

Glucose occurs naturally and is ubiquitous. It is one of the three most common monosaccharides; the other two are fructose... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Inbreeding depression

Definition noun, plural: inbreeding depressions The loss of vigour or the reduced biological fitness in a particular... Read More

Genetics and Evolution

Tutorials in Genetics and Evolution immerse on the molecular aspects and the works of nature that led to what every living... Read More

Genetic equilibrium

Definition noun A condition where a gene pool is not changing in frequency because the evolutionary forces acting upon the... Read More

Genetics – Lesson Outline & Worksheets

  Topics Modules Quizzes/Worksheets Description Introduction to Genetics Genetics - Definition:... Read More

Genetic isolation

Definition noun The lack of interbreeding or little genetic mixing between organisms of the same... Read More

Darwinian fitness

Definition noun A relative measure of reproductive success of an organism in passing its genes to the next generation's gene... Read More

Gene frequency

Definition noun, plural: gene frequencies The proportion of gene to its allele in an interbreeding... Read More

Mutagenesis

Definition noun (1) An act of mutating process through changing the nucleotide sequence of a gene or a chromosome (2) The... Read More

The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution   ... Read More

Inbreeding

Definition noun A mode of breeding involving two genetically- or consanguineously- related individuals or... Read More

Allele frequency

Definition noun, plural: allele frequencies The frequency of an allele relative to that of other alleles of the same gene in... Read More

Variation

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Definition noun, plural: variations A difference or deviation (e.g. in... Read More

Crossbreeding

Definition noun The act or process of producing offspring by mating purebred individuals of different breeds or... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Physical fitness

Definition noun A general state of well-being and good health in which performance is optimal, i.e. effectively and... Read More

De novo

De Novo Definition What is de novo? The term is an adverb and an adjective. As an adverb, it is used to denote that... Read More

Woolly cheetah

Woolly cheetahs were reported in the 19th century as a separate species of cheetah that had longer, denser fur. Several... Read More

Fitness

Definition noun (1) (biology) A biological condition in which a competing variant is increasing in frequency relative to... Read More

First Video Proof That Could Explain Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Bacteria

Amidst the battle for supremacy, our army of immune cells relentlessly wages war against various pathogens, especially... Read More

Oligonucleotide

Definition noun plural: mononucleotides ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide, ŏl′ĭ-gō-no͞o′klē-ə-tīd A short polymer... Read More

Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fourth Edition: A Problems Approach

      AUTHORS:  Wilson/ Hunt PRODUCT DETAILS:... Read More