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Human evolution

Otherwise known as anthropogeny; anything of or relating to the study of the origin and evolution of Homo sapiens as a distinct species from other hominids, great apes and placental mammals.

Contributors in Human evolution

Human evolution


Archaeology; Human evolution

A cross of an individual of unknown genotype, usually expressing the dominant phenotype, with a homozygous recessive individual in order to determine the genotype of the individual.


Archaeology; Human evolution

A process having a unidirectional transfer of genetic information through direct cellular contact between a donar ("male") and a recipient ("female") bacterial cell.

deoxyribonuclease (DNase)

Archaeology; Human evolution

An enzyme that catalyzes the degradation of DNA to nucleotides.


Archaeology; Human evolution

In living animals a group of populations (Biological species) that can actually or potentially interbreed and have fertile offspring, and are reproductively isolated from other species. Also see ...

complementary-base pairing

Archaeology; Human evolution

The hydrogen bonding between a particular purine and a particular pyrimidine in double-stranded nucleic acid molecules (DNA-DNA, DNA-RNA, or RNA-RNA). The major specific pairings are guanine with ...

raised beaches

Archaeology; Human evolution

These are remnants of former coastlines, usually the result of processes such as isostatic uplift or tectonic movements.

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