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- Bacillus anthracis : The bacterium that causes anthrax. It is a Select Agent and a high-risk biological weapon.
- Barbara McClintock : (1902 – 1992) - American cytogeneticist who won a Nobel Prize in 1983 for the discovery of genetic transposition.
- Brain evolution : The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations.
- DNA : A macromolecule — chemically, a nucleic acid — that stores genetic information.
- Drosophilinae : The largest subfamily in the Drosophilidae.
- Gerontology : Biomedical, sociological and psychological study of aging.
- In situ hybridization : Technique permitting identification of particular deoxyribonucleic acid or ribonucleic acid sequences while these sequences remain in their original location in the cell.
- Innexin : Member of a class of proteins which is used to create gap junctions in invertebrates.
- Maximum life span : Measure of the maximum amount of time one or more members of a group has been observed to survive between birth and death.
- Mobile DNA : Blocks of DNA that are able to move and insert into new locations throughout the genome without needing DNA sequence similarity or requiring the process of homologous recombination to enable movement.
- Model organism : Species often used in research as models for the study of biological processes.
- Natural selection : The differential survival and/or reproduction of classes of entities that differ in one or more characteristics
- Pollinator decline : The reduction in abundance of pollinators in many ecosystems worldwide.
- Sophophora : Subgenus of the insect genus Drosophila, containing ten species groups of which Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) is the best known.
- Steganinae : Smaller of two subfamilies in the fruit fly family Drosophilidae.
- Suprachiasmatic nucleus : An agregation of neurons in the hypothalamus, located above the optic chiasm, that regulates circadian rhythms.
- Transposons as a genetic tool : Semi-parasitic DNA sequences which can replicate and spread through the host's genome.