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Genetic information

Genetic information

The heritable biological information coded in the nucleotide sequences of dna or rna (certain viruses), such as in the chromosomes or in plasmids.


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Newbie question about the first life

... were 1) nucleic acids, which now both carry and pass on hereditary information, and 2) proteins, which can be either a) structural elements ... that show how monomers make polymers but no models showing how the genetic machinery could have developed. The first creatures were bacteria ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Does the thylacine still live?

... populations. Must also bear in mind if the numbers are that low genetic diversity becomes an issue and any offspring may be more susceptible ... occidentalis) they say that it is extinct but I know otherwise from information I was given they do exist but in very low numbers in a very remote ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Re:

... are a continuous stream of "errors" in the replication of genetic information from generation to generation; a substantial amount of which is detrimental. They ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
Replies: 12
Views: 3810

Year 11 Meiosis helpp!!!

... once more producing 4 daughter cells (haploid cells) all with different genetic information. But I don't understand how the 4 daughter cells are all different as it seems ...

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by JenL97
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:00 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Year 11 Meiosis helpp!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re:

... in each. Quite so! They do add up; and this is the basis of measuring genetic distances and inferring phylogeny. This if very effective; because ... a continuous stream of "errors" in the replication of genetic information from generation to generation; a substantial amount of which ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
Replies: 12
Views: 3810
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