- 11.3.1: What is a mutation?
- 11.3.2: Describe how point mutations and frameshift mutations affect the sy...
- 11.3.3: Explain why a mutation in a sperm or egg cell has different consequ...
- 11.3.4: How are mutations and cancer related?
- 11.3.5: The chemicals in cigarette smoke are known to cause cancer. Propose...
- 11.3.6: Recognize Cause and Effect In an experiment with rats, the treatmen...
Solutions for Chapter 11.3: Genetic Changes
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
Annual mean temperature
An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.
The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.
The total mass of a defined organism or group of organisms in a particular area or ecosystem.
A type of unconformity in which the beds above and below are parallel.
Elements of weather and climate
Those quantities or properties of the atmosphere that are measured regularly and that are used to express the nature of weather and climate.
The changes in mineral composition and texture of a rock subjected to high temperature and pressure within Earth.
Mercalli intensity scale A 12-point scale developed to evaluate earthquake intensity based on the amount of damage to various structures.
Lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first- and third-quarter phases of the Moon.
A star that explosively increases in brightness.
Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.
A span on the geologic time scale between the eons of the Precambrian and Mesozoic era from about 540 million to 248 million years ago.
See Lithospheric plate.
A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.
The cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust from which the bodies of our solar system formed.
A measure of stellar distance.
A warning issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in an area or is indicated by radar.
Tropic of Cancer
The parallel of latitude, 231?2 degrees north latitude, marking the northern limit of the Sun’s vertical rays.
A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.
Zone of saturation
Zone where all open spaces in sediment and rock are completely filled with water.
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