Genes

Science / Biology / Genes: Specific segments of DNA that control cell structure and function; the functional units of inheritance. Sequence of DNA bases usually code for a polypeptide sequence of amino acids.

Polygenesis

Entertainment / Literature / Polygenesis: The theory that, if two similar stories, words, or images appear in two different geographic regions or languages, they are actually unrelated to each other. Each one arose independently. For an analo MORE

Tumor Suppressor Genes

Science / Biology / Tumor Suppressor Genes: Genes that normally keep cell division under control, preventing the cell from responding to internal and external commands to divide. MORE

Homeobox Genes

Science / Biology / Homeobox Genes: Pattern genes that establish the body plan and position of organs in response to gradients of regulatory molecules. MORE

Monogenesis

Entertainment / Literature / Monogenesis: The theory that, if two similar stories, words, or images appear in two different geographic regions or languages, they are actually related to each other rather than appearing independently. Either o MORE

Housekeeping Genes

Science / Genetics / Housekeeping Genes: Those genes expressed in all cells because they provide functions needed for sustenance of all cell types. MORE

Diagenesis

Science / Geology / Diagenesis: All of the changes which happen to a sediment after deposition, excluding weathering and metamorphism. Diagenesis includes compaction, cementation, leaching and replacement. MORE

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