The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Setting & Symbolism

Matt Ridley
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Gene

A gene is a portion of human DNA that can be isolated as an individual instruction in the human genome. It is the portion of DNA that is passed down to descendants in reproduction.

DNA

DNA is a collection of nucleic acids that act as a kind of recipe for the creation of cells and cell structures. It is the basic unit of life, providing the instructions for the creation of an organism that is passed down through genes in reproduction.

Chromosome

A coil of DNA that contains many genes, a chromosome is also known as a "vector" of heredity since it is the unique organization of genes on chromosomes that are passed down through sexual reproduction.

genome

This provides complete genetic information of a particular organism, consisting of chromosomes and genes.

Meiosis

This process is a kind of asexual reproduction where the cell splits in half...

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