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Of or pertaining to the change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, and resulting in the development of new species.

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Batesian mimicry

Archaeology; Evolution

A kind of mimicry in which one non-poisonous species (the Batesian mimic) mimics another poisonous species.

Müllerian mimicry

Archaeology; Evolution

A kind of mimicry in which two poisonous species evolve to look like one another.

Linnaean classification

Archaeology; Evolution

A hierarchical method of naming classificatory groups, invented by the 18th-century Swedish naturalist Carl von Linn? or Linnaeus. Each individual is assigned to a species, genus, family, order, ...

Ronald Nagel

Archaeology; Evolution

A hematologist and professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His research includes molecular, biochemical, and physiological studies of genetic red blood cell defects, including sickle cell.

Judy Kegl

Archaeology; Evolution

A linguist who works on theoretical linguistics as it applies to signed and spoken languages. Among her research interests is a study of Nicaraguan Sign Language.

messenger RNA (mRNA)

Archaeology; Evolution

A kind of RNA produced by transcription from the DNA and which acts as the message that is decoded to form proteins.

Veronica Miller

Archaeology; Evolution

A German virologist whose research has focused on HIV-AIDS. Miller was the first researcher to announce that an interruption in drug treatment among AIDS patients may result in reversion of ...

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