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Unformatted text preview: The sum of all the genetic information carried by members of a population. Note: there is no diving in the deep end of the gene pool! genera Taxonomic subcategories within families (sing.: genus), composed of one or more species. genes Specic 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 . gene therapy The insertion of normal or genetically altered genes into cells through the use of recombinant DNA technology ; usually done to replace defective genes as part of the treatment of genetic disorders. genetic code The linear series of nucleotides , read as triplets, that species the sequence of amino acids in proteins. Each triplet species an amino acid, and the same codons are used for the same amino acids in almost all life-forms, an indication of the universal nature of the code....
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