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Life or living
Bio
Picking the best plants or animals for producing the next generation
Improvement by Selection
Selection of parents to get the desirable characteristics in the offspring
Selective Breeding
Biology of heredity
Genetics
The transmission of characteristics from an organism to its offspring through genes in reproductive cells
Heredity
Components of cells which determine the individual characteristics of living things
Genes
Offspring of common parents
Generation
Offspring
Progeny
The coded material inside genes that determine characteristics; acronym for DNA
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
An exact duplicate of something
Clone
The movement of genetic information in the form of genes from one cell to another
Genetic Engineering
The slightly acidic substance contained in the nuclei of all cells
Nucleic Acid
Chemicals that connect DNA strands
Bases
A DNA base designated with the letter A
Adenine
A DNA base designated with the letter G
Guanine
A DNA base designated with the letter C
Cytosine
A DNA base designated with the letter T
Thymine
The process of identifying the location of a specific gene on a chromosome
Mapping
The process of removing and inserting genes into DNA
Gene Splicing
Also known as gene splicing
Recombinate DNA Technology