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ANTH 1001Feb1 - ANTH 1001 Heredity Feb.1 Homunculus- a...

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ANTH 1001 Feb.1 Heredity Homunculus- a medieval notion of inheritance; info was passed on for generation after generation via a tiny little man located in the sperm Blending inheritance- stated that the offspring was simply a blend of parental traits o “gemmules” – tiny particles located in reproductive organs represented different body parts Cells: - basic unit of life o Prokaryotic o Eukaryotic - Nucleus – contains DNA/Genetic code - Organelles- membrane _____________ Cell types: o Somatic cells- make up tissues in the body; bone or muscle cells o Gametes- sex cells; egg or sperm; involved in reproduction; through gametes information/ nuclear DNA is passed from parents to offspring History of DNA 1944-DNA method of Transmission 1953-Stutctural/ Functional Model Published Relatively recently we understand DNA 2 chains of nucleotides ( sugar+ phosphate+ base) Bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine) Base-pair specificity- bases bind in specific way
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ANTH 1001 taught by Professor Tague during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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ANTH 1001Feb1 - ANTH 1001 Heredity Feb.1 Homunculus- a...

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