Glossary (Version 8.4)

The largest number of individuals (within populations) that can be supported by the ecosystem.

Orderly, logical, and internally consistent relation of parts.

Conveys knowledge and/or understandings to others.

The study and comparison of the genome sequences of different species; comparative genomics enables identification of genes that are conserved or common among species, as well as genes that give each organism its unique characteristics.

Estimate, measure or note how things are similar or dissimilar.

Consisting of multiple interconnected parts or factors.

Formed after careful thought.

Examine the component parts of an issue or information, for example the premise of an argument and its plausibility, illogical reasoning or faulty conclusions.

Evaluation of an issue or information that includes considering important factors and available evidence in making critical judgement that can be justified.