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corn

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Genetics and Genomics.

Term used in the UK for wheat, in the USA for maize, and sometimes in Scotland and Ireland for oats; originally any grain. Kaffir corn is millet, kaffir manna corn is sorghum.

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donkey

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Genetics and Genomics.

Equus asinus, a close relative of the horse. The female is referred to as a jennet, the male as a jack. See Equus, horse-donkey hybrids.

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Fertile Crescent

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Archaeology.

A crescent-shaped region in the Middle East that in ancient times stretched along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea through the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers to the...

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Java man

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Genetics and Genomics.

An extinct subspecies of primitive man known from fossils obtained in central Java. Now classified as Homo erectus erectus, but formerly referred to as Pithecanthropus erectus.

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Mongoloid

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Genetics and Genomics.

Pertaining to a race of mankind, characterized by a faintly yellowish skin, an epicanthic fold, sparse body hair, and black straight head hair.

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Origin of Species

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Bibliography.

An abbreviated name for the most famous book by Charles Darwin that documented the phenomenon of evolution and elaborated a theory to explain its mechanism. The full title of the book was...

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retrodiction

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Philosophy.

The act of predicting the yet undiscovered results of past events. Useful theories of evolution should allow retrodictions that can be validated by looking in the right places within the...

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swine

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Any of a number of domesticated breeds of the species Sus scrofa (q.v.). Popular breeds include Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Hereford, Ohio Improved Chester, Poland China,...

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