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Search Results for: genetic constitution

Polygenic inheritance

Polygenic inheritance refers to the kind of inheritance in which the trait is produced from the cumulative effects of many... Read More

Heredity

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Heredity Definition In biology, heredity refers to the passing of genetic... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Genetic Constitution

The particular alleles at specified loci present in an... Read More

Mosaicism

Definition noun A condition wherein two or more cell populations with different genotypes exist in an organism, derived from... Read More

Monozygotic twins

Monozygotic Twins Definition Monozygotic twins are twins that developed from a single zygote. Etymologically, the term is... Read More

Transposon

Definition noun, plural: transposons A small segment of DNA that is capable of replicating and inserting copies of DNA at... Read More

Fecundity

Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

Overview of Chirology

Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) is a comprehensive diagnostic discipline applied by professional behavioral specialists in... Read More

Genotypic ratio

Definition noun Pattern of offspring distribution according to genotype (i.e. the genetic constitution determining the... Read More

Iso-

Iso- 1. (Science: prefix) a prefix that means equal or like. 2. (Science: chemistry) a prefix indicating isomer of... Read More

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are “homo”... Read More

Last universal ancestor

Definition noun The hypothetical primordial organism from which all other species of organisms on Earth... Read More