Review of Primate Adaptations
Advantages to Group Living
Sociability: one of the most important characteristics of primates Some interactions continue throughout the lifetime: mother-child Must learn each other's roles and behaviors, must learn s
The Natural History of Humankind
Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype
From Genotype to Phenotype
The ABO Blood Type System
Osteology is the study of bones, of the skeleton. When we find skeleton fragments, we compare those fragments to the human skeleton, to evaluate the placement of the bone on an individual. By examining the muscle attachments, we can gaug
What is a Primate?
As the environment changed dramatically, mammals evolved to fill the arboreal niches Linnaeus coined the word "primate" from the Latin, primas, meaning of the first order. He did so because this is the order that contains hum
How does Inheritance work?
Mendelian genetics gives us some background Based on the work of the monk, Mendel Breeding experiments focused on pea plants. Traits studied were monogenic Each organism possesses two genes for each trait, one from e
Inheritance is understood now as a particulate function, which means that biological traits are governed by individual factors, not a single agent. Inheritance is governed by genes, understood as a portion of the DNA molecule