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Theories of Biology Tayshia Forrest Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Charles Darwin was one of the first to study scientifically, why Earth is home to so many different forms of life. Darwin’s theory, Evolution by Natural Selection , includes two parts. Part one, involves species, which are distinct forms of life, and how they evolve over a period of time. The second part of Darwin’s theory describes reasons for the species changes and this is called Natural Selection. While Darwin began to get recognition for his theory of evolution, a monk from Eastern Europe thought of a concept of his own. Gregor Mendel wondered how offspring inherited traits from their parents. Mendel studied his experiment with common pea plants and other organisms as well. His study proved that traits and characteristics of the organisms go from one generation to the next through hereditary factors, which are now known as genes. Contemporaries of Darwin and Mendel, Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann,
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2009 for the course SCI275 101 taught by Professor Morales during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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