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deoxyribonuclic acid (DNA)
The molecule tha carries the genetic code.
prehensile
haveing the ability to grasp.
mutation
any spontaneous change in the genetic code
paleontology
the study of pst life forms using foosil remains and their geological contexts.
amino acids
the chief componet of proteins.
nocturnal
active at ight
ribonucleic acide (RNA)
The molecule that, in two forms, translates and transcribes the genetic code into proteins.
hominids
modern human being and our ancestors., defined as the primates who walk erect.
indigenous
native; refers ot a group of people with a long history in a particular area.
stereoscopic
three dimensional vision; depth percetion.
Polygynous
referring to a society in which a man may have muliple wives.
arboreal
adapted to life in the trees
ecosystem
a specife set of environmental relationships. A unit of study within ecology.
opposability
the ability ot touch the thumb to the tips of the other finger on the same hand.
fission
the splitting up of a population to form new populations.
diurnal
active during the day.
inheritance of acquired characteristics
The incorrect ideathat traits acquired during an organim's lifetime can be passed on to its offspring.
macromution
a mutation with extensive an important results.
stratigraphy
the study of the earth's strata.
brachiating
moving using arm over arm swinging.
Artificial selection
selection for reproductive sucess in plants and animals that is directed by humns.
Induction
the process of developing a general explanation from specfic observains.
ecology
the science that sudies the network of relationships within environmental systems.
biological anthropologist
a specialist in the subfield of antthroplogy who studies humans as a biological species.
proteins
molecules that make cells and carry out cellular functions.
deduction
suggesting specfic data that would be found if a hypotheis were true.
Genes
Technically, those portions of the DNA molecule that code ofr the production of specific proteins.
holistic
assuming an interralationship among the parts of a subject.
belief systems
Ideas that are taken on faity and cannot be scientically
tested.
speciation
the evolution of a new species.
Niche
the enviroment of an organism adn its adaptive responce
gene flow
the exchnge of genes among populations though interbreeding.
chromosome
strands of DNA in teh nucleus of a cell.
gene pool
All the genes in a population.
Natural selection
Evolutionary change based on the differential reproduction sucess of individuals within a species.
strata
layers;layers of rock and soil under the surface of the earth.