Genetics

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Genetics involves the expression, transmission, and variation of inherited characteristics.

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Notation[edit]

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Proof of concept[edit]

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Def. a “short and/or incomplete realization of a certain method or idea to demonstrate its feasibility"[1] is called a proof of concept.

Def. evidence that demonstrates that a concept is possible is called proof of concept.

The proof-of-concept structure consists of

  1. background,
  2. procedures,
  3. findings, and
  4. interpretation.[2]

Control group[edit]

The findings demonstrate a statistically systematic change from the status quo or the control group.

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Biology[edit]

Botany[edit]

Zoology[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

Theory of genetics[edit]

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Def. a "branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA"[3] is called genetics.

Biochemistry[edit]

Evolutionary genetics[edit]

Optogenetics[edit]

Def. a "science that combines optics and genetics to probe neural circuits"[4] is called optogenetics.

Population genetics[edit]

Def. the "study of the allele frequency distribution and change under the influence of the four evolutionary processes: natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and gene flow"[5] is called population genetics.

Quantitative genetics[edit]

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Lithium[edit]

Beryllium[edit]

Boron[edit]

Carbon[edit]

Nitrogen[edit]

Oxygen[edit]

Phosphorus[edit]

Phosphate biochemistry[edit]

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. "proof of concept, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. November 10, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  2. Ginger Lehrman and Ian B Hogue, Sarah Palmer, Cheryl Jennings, Celsa A Spina, Ann Wiegand, Alan L Landay, Robert W Coombs, Douglas D Richman, John W Mellors, John M Coffin, Ronald J Bosch, David M Margolis (August 13, 2005). "Depletion of latent HIV-1 infection in vivo: a proof-of-concept study". Lancet 366 (9485): 549-55. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67098-5. Retrieved on 2012-05-09. 
  3. "genetics, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. April 16. 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. "optogenetics, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. January 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  5. "population genetics, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. August 18, 2009. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 

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