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Indd 17 Mendelian Heredity and the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance The chromosomal theory of inheritance is the foundation for current studies of genetics and evolution in animals (see Chapters 5 and 6). 16), and cell biology. Genetic Approach The genetic approach consists of mating or “crossing” populations of organisms that are true-breeding for alternative traits, and then following hereditary transmission of those traits through subsequent generations. “True-breeding” means that a population maintains across generations only one of the alternative traits when propagated in isolation from other populations.
Each is not more than 2 µm in diameter, comparable in size and shape to spherical bacteria. The outer walls of the microspheres appear to have a double layer, and they show osmotic properties and selective diffusion. They may grow by accretion or proliferate by budding like bacteria. Proteinoids might have been used to assemble the first cells from macromolecular precursors. Formation of these polymers requires conditions likely to have occurred only in volcanoes. Organic polymers might have condensed on or in volcanoes and then, wetted by rain or dew, reacted further in solution to form polypeptides or polynucleotides.
2. What are the basic chemical differences that distinguish living from nonliving systems? 3. Describe the hierarchical organization of life. How does this organization lead to the emergence of new properties at different levels of biological complexity? 4. What is the relationship between heredity and variation in reproducing biological systems? 5. Describe how evolution of complex organisms is compatible with the second law of thermodynamics. 6. What are the essential characteristics of science?