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- 1From:The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (Vol. 3. 6th ed.)Epigenetics is the branch of genetics that studies how gene expression changes due to external factors and how those changes can be inherited over generations. Scientists have discovered that certain factors can turn a...
- 2From:The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (Vol. 2. 6th ed.)Developmental processes are the series of biological changes associated with information transfer, growth, and differentiation during the life cycle of organisms. Information transfer is the transmission of...
- 3From:The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (Vol. 3. 6th ed.)Embryology is the study of the development of organisms. This is as true of plants as it is of animals. Seed formation proceeds following fertilization in higher plants. The seed consists of the embryo, the seed coat,...
- 4From:EpigenomicsWhat is the epigenome? The epigenome is a multitude of chemical compounds that can tell the genome what to do. The human genome is the complete assembly of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)-about 3 billion base pairs--that...
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