- 27.2.1: Although rare on a per gene basis, new mutations can add considerab...
- 27.2.2: Distinguish between the three mechanisms of transferring DNA from o...
- 27.2.3: In a rapidly changing environment, which bacterial population would...
- 27.2.4: If a nonpathogenic bacterium were to acquire resistance to antibiot...
Solutions for Chapter 27.2: Rapid reproduction, mutation, and genetic recombination promote genetic diversity in prokaryotes
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A large depression typically caused by collapse or ejection of the summit area of a volcano.
Structure formed in a warm, shallow, sunlit ocean environment that consists primarily of the calcite-rich remains of corals as well as the limy secretions of algae and the hard parts of many other small organisms.
The land area that contributes water to a stream.
A major division on the geologic calendar; eras are divided into shorter units called periods.
The initial velocity an object needs to escape from the surface of a celestial body.
Process such as weathering, mass wasting, or erosion that is powered by the Sun and transforms solid rock into sediment.
A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.
A term used to describe the texture of certain igneous rocks, such as obsidian, that contain no crystals.
Depressions that are the result of collisions with bodies such as asteroids and comets.
The liquid portion of magma, excluding the solid crystals.
A loosely formed group of stars of similar origin.
Usually a useful metallic mineral that can be mined at a profit. The term is also applied to certain nonmetallic minerals such as fluorite and sulfur.
A naturally occurring concentration of one or more metallic minerals that can be extracted economically.
A lava flow with a smooth-toropey surface.
The process by which plants and algae produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll, using light energy and releasing oxygen.
An igneous texture consisting of large crystals embedded in a matrix of much smaller crystals.
The apparent westward motion of the planets with respect to the stars.
Structures that are deposited by algae and consist of layered mounds of calcium carbonate.
The solstice that occurs on June 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on December 21–22 in the Southern Hemisphere.
By international agreement, a tropical cyclone with maximum winds between 61 and 119 kilometers (38 and 74 miles) per hour.