Contiguity

Contiguity

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A contiguity is a continuous mass, or a series of things in contact or in proximity. In a different meaning, contiguity is the state of being contiguous. The concept was first set out in the Law of Contiguity, one of Aristotle's Laws of Association, which states that things which occur in proximity to each other in time or space are readily associated. A cluster of genes that are located close to one another at a chromosome locus are termed contiguous. Contiguous gene disorders result from deletions or duplications of a chromosome segment, thus causing a contiguous gene imbalance. Also, Contiguity refers to the way Taxonomy is ordered and formed after Charles Darwin wrote his famous, Theory of the Origins of Species in 1859. Prior to this a more strict taxonomy based upon an organisms locomotion and mobility was used. Now, we still use a type which is based on contiguity where the changes in an organism's anatomy are tracked and classed over time, thus showing a contiguous shaping over time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Verpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135626760
  • 9786135626766