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... (or detrimental) at a later time, when conditions may be different. One important type of mutation is gene duplication. A duplicated gene creates redundancy that may, through additional mutations, create new traits, organs, etc. This is one way in which new genetic material is created - one of ...

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by thoffnagle
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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mutations and dependencies

Gene redundancy, anyone-?

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by Darby
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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Do the simplest bacteria have ribosomes and helicase?

... of philosophical idealism. Redundant elements in organisms can be removed, but might be preserved as well. Perfect DNA wouldn't have excessive redundancy and variation, by defenition of 'perfection'. Something that is perfect under certain conditions might be a deadly flaw when these conditons ...

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by dustman
Sat May 26, 2012 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Do the simplest bacteria have ribosomes and helicase?
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... handful of proteins are very conserved among different species, f.ex. chromatin, and even in such cases their DNAs doesn't match perfectly due to redundancy of genetic code.

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by dustman
Sat May 26, 2012 7:08 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Do the simplest bacteria have ribosomes and helicase?
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Re: Flaws of Life in a Tube

... the second link, shows that the reason for the reduction is that those genes subtracted are harmful to the organism (parasite specific, functional redundancy). However, this is not proof that it is not necessary to life, but that those genes are harmfulor redundant. Also, in reference to the comic: ...

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by Tomn
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
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