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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

transposable element

Archaeology; Human evolution

A genetic element of chromosomes of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes that has the capacity to mobilize itself and move from one location to another in the genome.


Archaeology; Human evolution

A stage in mitosis or meiosis in which chromosomes become aligned along the equatorial plane of the spindle.


Archaeology; Human evolution

Change in overall size that maintains the same relative proportional shape.


Archaeology; Human evolution

Of or pertaining to the armpit.

sympatric speciation

Archaeology; Human evolution

Speciation without geographic isolation with isolating mechanisms developing within populations.


Archaeology; Human evolution

The pentose (five-carbon) sugar found in DNA.

reciprocal cross

Archaeology; Human evolution

A cross of males and females of one trait with males and females of another trait. In the garden pea example, a reciprocal cross for smooth and wrinkled seeds is smooth female X wrinkled male and ...

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