Multicelular Organisms and Cell Colonies

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King Cobra
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Thats what

Post by 2810712 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:29 am

Yeah MrMIstery, because they're not genetically identical as said by biostudent84.
If cells are doing same job in ame way then the genes for that specefic job would vbe identical [eg. genes for cell div. , respiration etc. in most cases .] But, to have the two genomes Identical , every corrosponding genes should be identical and equal in number, if this is so , you will never call them two organisms of diff. species. They are clones,
In a colony of bacteria produced from a single parent, the genomes of bacts are diff. because of amitosis and the mechanisms for genetic recombination. So, it is still a colony.


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Post by MrMistery » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:58 pm

Right on, 2810712
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