- Comparative Anatomy
the study of the events and conditions that led to the fossilization and preservation of a particular specimen or assemblage of specimens.
the process of applying appropriate and correct names for organisms, usually, but not always, on the basis of evolutionary relationships.
the region north of the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees north latitude) or south of the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees south latitude).
of the ground.
a mode of locomotion in which the animal moves along the ground with a regular gait pattern involving all four limbs. See also arboreal quadrupedalism.
the production of a single strand of messenger RNA (mRNA) from a double-stranded sequence of DNA; the first part of the process of creating proteins from genes.
the conversion of messenger RNA (mRNA) into a chain of amino acids that make up a protein that is coded for by the gene; the final step of the process of creating proteins from genes.
the region between the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees north latitude) and south of the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees south latitude).
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