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Is element --> insertion sequence

mobile nucleotide sequences that occur naturally in the genomes of bacterial populations. When inserted into bacterial dna, they inactivate the gene concerned, when they are removed the gene regains its activity. Closely related to transposons and range in size from a few hundred to a few thousand bases, but are usually less than 1500 bases.


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A question about what living organisms are made up of.

Ok. Thanks, JackBean. They can contain any other element? What do you mean cells can contain any other element? Do you have any idea of, or is there any theories on why life as we know it is usually made up of these elements? Thanks

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by Anonymous99
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
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A question about what living organisms are made up of.

They can contain any other element. However, the most prevalent are H, O, N, S, P...

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by JackBean
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:44 am
 
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A question about what living organisms are made up of.

Well, yes one could say that carbon is the main element. Carbon forms the backbone of most of the substances. Those are called organic molecules. However, there are of course also some inorganic compounds present.

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:43 pm
 
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... ever cast doubt on the reality of free will. I was asking if there is proof of anything being random in the world, because this would bring the element of uncertainty to this chain reaction and thus 'break us free' from our predetermined actions and reactions. The randomness which conflicts ...

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Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:57 am
 
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Beneficial mutations vs harmful

... to any genetic change: its benefit/harm is always judged against its environment, which then determines what kind of chances that new genetic element has to propagate or die off. In a static environment few mutations stand a chance to do well since organisms living there are already rather ...

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Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:39 pm
 
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