Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Heredity

Heredity is the passing of traits to offspring from its parents or ancestor. This is the process by which an offspring cell or organism acquires or becomes predisposed to the characteristics of its parent cell or organism. Through heredity, variations exhibited by individuals can accumulate and cause somespecies to evolve. The study of heredity in biology is called genetics, which includes the field of epigenetics.

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