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Discuss Mendelian genetics and explain why hawkweeds are not a good experimental organism for genetics research while pea plants are a good experimental organism for genetics research.

Is The English Pupil a short story? Does it have narrative arc, characterization, and plot elements typical of short fiction? If you would not call it a short story, what might you call it?

The Littoral Zone is an intertidal zone extending from somewhere near the permanent water mark to some distance inland from the shore. In the story The Littoral Zone, a couple moves from an extra-marital affair, through divorces, to courtship and marriage. Describe the extended metaphor of a littoral zone to the narrative arc of the story; why is this metaphor so compelling within the story of the two biologists?

Aristotle taught that swallows spent the winters underwater in torpor. Today this idea seems...

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