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alarm calls

Overview page. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A vocal alarm response, common amongst birds and mammals. They often include auditory signals that make it difficult for a predator to locate the calling animal. To be difficult to locate,...

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Forensic DNA

Overview page. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology.

Except for identical twins, no two people have the same genomic DNA sequences. Although pairs of people differ at about one position every one thousand bases (the human genome is ...

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marker

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

A piece of genetic material that bears or produces a distinctive feature. It is usually a mutant allele and can be dominant or recessive.

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repetitive DNA

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Any DNA sequence which occurs many times within a genome; it may be in a tandem array or dispersed repeats.

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