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Biology The study of living organisms and life processes Book: Life (8 th ed., Sadava et al.)
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Learning Objectives After this lecture you should be able to: Provide examples to demonstrate conservation of features, chemistry, etc. between different organisms. Describe how this relatedness assists biologists in understanding living organisms. Provide at least one reason why researchers study model organisms.
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Diverse organisms have many features in common Building blocks (Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, nucleic acids) Cell division machinery Metabolism genes DNA repair genes Development genes Saccharomyces cerevisiae (common baker’s yeast) Homo sapiens
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Example illustrating the relatedness of yeast and human cells RAS is a gene required to transmit a cell division signal S. cerevisiae (yeast) cells lacking the RAS gene die. When scientists put the mammalian RAS gene into those yeast cells, the cells now live.
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course MCDB 120 taught by Professor Johncarlsoncarolbascom-slackfrankslack during the Fall '07 term at Yale.

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