Welcome to the UTK Mathematical Life Sciences Page for Education

This collection of Pages has been organized by Susan Harrell and Monica Beals under the supervision of Louis Gross at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with support from the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Course and Curriculum Program through Award DUE-9752339, "Alternative Routes to Quantitative Literacy for the Life Sciences".

Biology and Math Glossary

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Biology Terms

amino acids


genetic code


natural selection


protein structure


Mathematical Terms

expected frequency

observed frequency


slope of a line











Copyright 1999 M. Beals, L. Gross, S. Harrell