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1. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any, mark or fixed object (as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a heap of stones) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of territory may be known and preserved.

2. Any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple. Landmarks of history, important events by which eras or conditions are determined.

Origin: as. Landmearc. See land, and mark a sign.

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Evolution, lack of mechanism

fscottdahlgren, If you're interested in this sort of thing, read Singularities: Landmarks on the Pathways of Life, by Christian De Duve. Mechanisms galore, with and without selection.

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by wbla3335
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution, lack of mechanism
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... chain reaction, STSs are useful for localizing and orienting the mapping and sequence data reported from many different laboratories and serve as landmarks on the developing physical map of the human genome. Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) are STSs derived from cDNAs. hope it helps

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by qt584
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Sequence Tag Sites
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