How are australopithecines similar to humans (genus Homo)? How are they different?
BIO 303 Genetics Chapter 1 Notes Genetics: The study of biologically inherited traits influenced in part by the environment. Genomics: The study of all genes in an organism to understand their molecular organization, function, interaction, and evolutionary history. Genes: Elements of heredity transmitted from parent to offspring in reproduction. Classical genetics: The approach to the study of genetics through the analysis of the offspring from matings. Colony: A visible clump of cells. Bacteriophage: A virus that attacks bacterial cells. (Bacteria eater) Nucleotide: Subunits of each strand of DNA. Contains one of four bases attached to a phosphorylated molecule of the 5-carbon sugar deoxyribose. Four Bases: 1. Adenine (A) 2. Guanine (G) 3. Thymine (T) 4. Cytosine (