Cultural Literature 4

  1. Enzyme
    A protein molecule that helps other organic molecules enter into chemical reactions with one another but is itself unaffected by these reactions. In other words, these act as catalysts for organic biochemical reactions.
  2. Eugenics
    The idea that one can improve the human race by careful selection of those whose mate and produce offspring.
  3. Family
    In bio, the classification lower than an order and higher than a genus. Lions, tigers, cheetahs, and house cats belong to the same biological family
  4. Fauna
    Animal, especially the animals of a particular place and time
  5. Fermentation
    A chemical reaction in which sugars are broken down into smaller molecules that can be used in living systems. Alcoholic beverges, such as beer, wine, and whiskey are made from the controlled use of this. This is an anaerobic process.
  6. Fertilization
    The joining of sex cells to form a new living thing
  7. Fetus
    The embryo of an animal that bears its young alive. In humans, the embryo is called this after all major body structures have formed; this stage is reached about 60 days after fertilization
  8. Flora
    Plants, especially the plants of a particular place and time
  9. Flower
    The part of a plant that produces the seeds. It usually contains petals, a pistill, and pollen-bearing stamens
  10. Fruit
    In botany, the part of the seed-bearing plant that contains the seeds capable of generationg a new plant. This develops from the female part of the plant
  11. Fungi
    Plant like organisms lacking chlorophyll, such as mushrooms, molds, yeast, and mildews. Modern biologists tend to place fungi in their own kingdom, not in the plant kingdom, because they get their nutrients from other living things rather than from photosynthesis
  12. Gene
    A portion of a DNA molecule that serves as the basic unit of heredity.
  13. Gene mapping
    The process of determining where genes are located on individual
  14. Gene Pool
    The total number of genes available in a given species.
  15. Gene splicing
    A term used to refer to the process by which the DNA of an organism is cut and a gene, perphaps from another organism, inserted.
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Cultural Literature 4
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