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Growth and Development

6 April, 2016 - 17:26

Organisms grow and develop according to specific instructions coded for by their genes. These genes provide instructions that will direct cellular growth and development, ensuring that a species’ young (Figure 1.4) will grow up to exhibit many of the same characteristics as its parents.

Figure 1.4
Although no two look alike, these kittens have inherited genes from both parents and share many of the same characteristics.