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Some definitions of words that are not difficult to understand, but that sometimes appear similar at first glance, or due to similar sounds it can be helpful to remind ourselves what they mean.Edit

PhenotypeEdit

My own basic defintion to easily remember: refers to the set of physical characteristics or features of a particular organism, as opposed to the genetic-the phenotype is affected by the genotype. According to the Berkley Evolution Website, the phenotype  may include "morphology, behavior, or physiology." Phenotpye is also affected by the environment.

According to Malats & Calafell (2003), phenotype refers to the "observable" characteristics and this can be occur at different levels of observation, for example, also at the biochemical level (p. 46).

References:

Malats, N., & Calafell, F. (2003). Continuing professional education: Advanced glossary on genetic epidemiology. Journal of Epidemiology Community Health, 57(8), 562-564. doi:10.1136/jech.57.8.562

The Univeristy of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkley, and Regents of the University of California. (2013). Understanding evolution: Glossary. Retrieved from http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/glossary/glossary.php?start=n&end=r

PhenologyEdit

The science that studys the relationships between a biological occurence/event such as migration and others, to climate changes or current environmental conditions.

Reference:

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. (2013). Phenology. Retrieved from                                                http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenology

PhylogenyEdit

Refers to the relationships of species in regards to lineage, for example, family trees, as commonly referred to. Refers to the relationships of life organisms in regards to evolution.

According to Merriam-Webster, phylogeny refers to the "evolutionary history" of organisms or closely related organisms.

References:

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. (2013). Phylogeny. Retrieved from                                                http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylogeny?show=0&t=1378061550

The Univeristy of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkley, and Regents of the University of California. (2013). Understanding evolution: Glossary. Retrieved from         http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/glossary/glossary.php?start=n&end=r

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ExampleEdit

The site below gives an exmaple of all of these term concepts in use, although does not specifically mention each term.

The article mentions different patterns on giraffes--relates to phenotpye.

It also discusses a bit about the evolution of the giraffe-relates to phylogeny.

The article also mentions how "vegetation phenology" is studied-relates to phenology.

http://news.wildlife.org/featured/standing-tall-for-giraffes/Edit

Reference:

Lee, D. E., Fennessy, J. T., & Bond, M. L. (2013, June 27). Standing Tall for Giraffes: Research and conservation of an overlooked african icon. The Wildlife Society News. Retrieved from                http://news.wildlife.org/featured/standing-tall-for-giraffes/

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