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Haplogroups
A set of related haplotypes that share similar mutations.
Sickle Cell Anemia
(H)
A genetic trait that occurs in a person homozygous for the "S" allele, which alters the structure of red blood cells and oxygen transport is severely impared.
(H)
produced from a mutation in the beta chain of hemoglobin from the allele usually called hemoglobin A, to the hemoglobin S allele
Infectious Disease
A disease caused by the introduction of an organic foreign substance into the body.
EX. Malaria
Noninfectious Disease
A disease caused by factors OTHER THAN the introduction of an organic foreign substance into the body.
EX. Cancer
Horticulture
(H)
A form of farming in which only simple hand tools are used.
(H)
The cause of the spread of malaria in early/prehistoric culture.
Lactase Persistence
Individuals who possess a certian dominant allele that results in the ability to produce the enzyme "lactase" after five years of age.
Lactase - The enzyme which allows milk sugar to be digested.
Lactose Intolerance
Individuals who possess a certian recessive allele that results in a condition characterized by diarrhea, cramps, and other intestinal problems resulting from the ingestion of milk.