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Question 1: Thus, by combinatorially specifying the identity of particular body regions, Hox genes determine where limbs and other body segments will grow in a developing ________ or larva.
Prenatal developmentEmbryoFertilisationEmbryogenesis

Question 2: For example, there is significant variation in limb morphologies amongst salamanders and in differences in segment number in ________, even when the respective genetic variation is low.
CentipedeArachnidArthropodInsect

Question 3: Another central idea is that some ________ products function as switches whereas others act as diffusible signals.
DNAGeneGeneticsEvolution

Question 4: Edward B. Lewis discovered homeotic genes, rooting the emerging discipline of evo-devo in ________.
RNADNAGenetic engineeringMolecular genetics

Question 5: Changes in ________ are "second-order" effects of genes, resulting from the interaction and timing of activity of gene networks, as distinct from the functioning of the individual genes in the network.
EpigeneticsCentral dogma of molecular biologyRegulation of gene expressionMolecular biology

Question 6: ________ alterations of gene regulation or phenotype generation that are subsequently consolidated by changes at the gene level constitute another class of mechanisms for evolutionary innovation.
Molecular biologyTranscriptional regulationPost-transcriptional regulationEpigenetics

Question 7: Some evo-devo researchers see themselves as extending and enhancing the modern synthesis by incorporating into it findings of molecular genetics and ________.
Human development (biology)Developmental biologyEmbryogenesisPrenatal development

Question 8: ________'s theory of evolution is based on three principles: natural selection, heredity, and variation.
Charles DarwinReaction to Darwin's theoryCharles Darwin's educationCharles Darwin's religious views

Question 9: The modification of existing, or evolution of new, biochemical pathways (and, ultimately, the evolution of new species of organisms) depended on specific genetic ________.
Population geneticsMutationSpeciationMolecular evolution

Question 10: General ________ remain hard to test because organisms differ so much in shape and form.
Scientific methodHypothesisPlatoEmpiricism







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