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2/7/12 lecture02.html 1/1 C:/Users/JIMMIN~1/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar$EX04.857/«/lecture02.html EEB 122: Principles of Evolution, Ecolog\ and Behavior Lecture 2 - Basic Transmission Genetics << previous session _ next session >> OYeUYieZ: Genetic transmission is the mechanism that drives evolution. DNA encodes all the information necessary to make an organism. Every organism's DNA is made of the same basic parts, arranged in different orders. DNA is divided into chromosomes, or groups of genes, which code for proteins. Asexually reproducing organisms reproduce using mitosis, while
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Unformatted text preview: sexually reproducing organisms reproduce using meiosis. Both these mechanisms involve duplication of DNA, which then gets passed to offspring. RNA is a key component in the duplication of DNA. Reading aVVignmenW: Stearns, Stephen C. and Rolf Hoekstra. EYolXWion: An InWrodXcWion , Appendix ClaVV lecWXUe: Yale University 2009. Some rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated on this page or on the Open Yale Courses website, all content on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0)...
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