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allele
one of several forms of a gene that determine alternate forms of one or more genetic traits and occupy identical places on two chromosomes having the same genes arranged in the same order
artificial selection
the process of modifying living things (as plants and animals) by selective breeding controlled by human beings
assumptions
a : the belief that something is true b : a fact or statement taken for granted
canopy
a shade or shelter that hangs over something; especially : the uppermost spreading layer of a forest
catastrophe
1 : a sudden disaster
2 : complete failure : FIASCO
climate
The prevailing weather conditions
continental drift
the slow movement of the continents on a fluid layer that extends to deep within the earth
cosmology
a branch of astronomy that deals with the beginning, structure, and space-time relationships of the universe