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GLOSSARY
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Gene

A unit of heredity composed of DNA molecules which contains certain characteristics or traits of an organism.

General Systems Theory

From the 1950ís and 1960ís, an attempt to create an interdisciplinary science of common, dynamic interrelations amongst objects, such as cellular metabolism or members of a society.

Genome

The total genetic endowment of an organism and a species.

Genotype

The internally coded, heritable genetic constitution of a specific organism. Its contents are expressed as the overt phenotype.