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    Chapter 13 notes Meiosis and sexual life cycle
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    An Introduction to Heredity Heredity : the transition of traits from one  generation to the next Along w/ similarities, there is also  variation-  offspring differ somewhat in  appearance from parents to offspring Genetics : the study of heredity and  hereditary variation
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    An Introduction to Heredity Parents pass information to offspring  through coded hereditary units called  genes . - 30 to 40 thousand genes in humans - genes are segments of DNA
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    Concept 13.1 Two types of reproduction : Asexual reproduction : single parent  passes copies of all its genes to  offspring; “like begets like.” Sexual reproduction : two parents give  rise to offspring; results in greater  variation
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  Concept 13.2 Life cycle : generation-to-generation  sequence of stages in the reproductive  history of an organism The human life cycle - each 
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Siller during the Spring '10 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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