Pardon my complete ignorance

Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.

Moderators: Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
TaAncel
Garter
Garter
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Pardon my complete ignorance

Post by TaAncel » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:12 pm

My fourth year project is a bit odd for a computer sci student next year. For extra credit i need to have add a bit of "biology" into my project.

Sorry for my English and silly simple questions :wink:

What is the most simple single cell organism that exists?(Least amount of genes and bases)
So far i can only find http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/G/GenomeSizes.html (E. coli)

Is there an algorithm or set of rules that dictate what genes do when they are combined?

User avatar
JackBean
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 5694
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm

Post by JackBean » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:06 pm

https://www.google.cz/search?q=smallest+genome

they do always the same, the question is, whether their function is combined (or how)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests