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Solutions for Chapter 5.5: Nucleic acids store, transmit, and help express hereditary information
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A large mass of igneous rock that formed when magma was emplaced at depth, crystallized, and subsequently exposed by erosion.
During the crystallization of magma, the earlier-formed minerals are denser than the liquid portion and settle to the bottom of the magma chamber.
The lifting and removal of loose material by wind.
Everything that surrounds and influences an organism.
The largest time unit on the geologic time scale, next in order of magnitude above era.
Geologic time scale
The division of Earth history into blocks of time—eons, eras, periods, and epochs. The time scale was created using relative dating principles.
A sediment layer that is characterized by a decrease in sediment size from bottom to top.
Deposits of windblown silt, lacking visible layers, generally buff-colored, and capable of maintaining a nearly vertical cliff.
Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.
A glacier that forms when one or more valley glaciers emerge from the confining walls of mountain valleys and spread out to create a broad sheet in the lowlands at the base of the mountains.
As the result of paleomagnetic studies in the 1950s, researchers proposed that either the magnetic poles migrated greatly through time or the continents had gradually shifted their positions.
A telescope that concentrates light from distant objects by using a concave mirror.
The ratio of the air’s watervapor content to its water-vapor capacity.
The redirecting (in all directions) of light by small particles and gas molecules in the atmosphere. The result is diffused light.
The conversion of a solid directly to a gas without passing through the liquid state.
A seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower, or a canyon carved into the outer continental shelf, slope, and rise by turbidity currents.
See Contact metamorphism.
The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.
A seaward-facing cliff along a steep shoreline formed by wave erosion at its base and mass wasting
Zone of fracture
The upper portion of a glacier consisting of brittle ice.