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Andrew Wright Intro to Cell and Mol Bio Lab February 6, 2008 Introduction to the Analysis of Proteins: Evolution of Serum Proteins Phylogeny, the evolutionary history of a species, genus or larger group, and taxonomy, the science of classification of organisms according to the degree of kinship and evolutionary relationships, can be determined by looking at the similarities between proteins in different species. Most animals have some variation of the protein cytochrome C. By comparing how similar each species cytochrome C molecule to another species can give you a rough estimate how closely those two species are related. The more similar two species’ cytochrome C’s are, the more closely related the species. The animal immune system is incredibly complex. Made up of cells, tissues, organs, and over 1 trillion antibody proteins, the immune system is one of the most important systems in an animal’s body. The immune system protects the body from foreign invaders, including bacteria, parasites, and viruses, and domestic threats,
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BIOS 043 taught by Professor Sands during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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