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germ plasm

  • n  the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes
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  • Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?
    Scientists have challenged a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrates evolved. They found that genes evolve more rapidly in species containing germ plasm. The results came about as they put to the test a novel theory that early developmental events dramatically alter the vertebrate body plan and the way evolution proceeds.
    April 14, 2014 - Science Daily

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