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Lecture_9-27 - BIOL 214 GENES, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION /...

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Suppl. to Lecture 12, page 1 BIOL 214 GENES, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION / PEPPER LECTURE 13 (September 27, 2005) SUPPLEMENT READING ASSIGNMENTS: “Science Breakthrough of the Year: Evolution in Action” Elizabeth Culotta and Elizabeth Pennisi (2005) PDF file. Optional background reading: “Evidence for Evolution” pages 121-150. READING AHEAD: “Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function” pages 151-155. KEY CONCEPTS: Cold seep biome Methanotrophic microbes Aerobic Anerobic methanotrophism Methane hydrate (Methane hydrate biome) Ice worms Ice shrimp The amount of methane hydrate on the Earth’s continental slopes is unknown. Based on only a few surveys by deep-sea submersibles, estimates vary from 2000 gigatons (2 Trillion tons) to 11, 000 gigatons. Metagenomics (analysis of functions of genes from all organisms in a biological community) In vitro transcription and translation (TnT) systems Structural genomics (determination of DNA sequence of genome and arrangement of genes on
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BIOL 214 taught by Professor Pepper during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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