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Jordan Townsend TA: Hodges Section: 6-6:50 Tuesday Anthropology 5 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1. To be subject to evolution by natural selection a trait must be transmitted reliably from parent to offspring. A. What is it about the structure of DNA that allows it to be transmitted precisely from one generation to the next? The thing about the structure of DNA that in particular makes it precisely transmit genes from one generation to the next is its double helix structure. One other thing that helps this happen smoothly is because the DNA strands are so specific that they are precisely transmitted nearly all of the time. B. Nevertheless, why might a gene have a different effect in an offspring’s body than it did in the parent’s body? Give at least two different reasons. One reason why a gene might have a different effect on the offspring is it could have been mutated during the process in which it was transmitted. Another reason why a gene might have a different effect on an offspring’s body is that
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course ANTH 5 taught by Professor Gaulin during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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