bio hw 2.docx - What is Chlamydomonas Why do scientists choose Chlamydomonas to perform their experiment(3 It is the name given to a genus of

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What is Chlamydomonas ? Why do scientists choose Chlamydomonas to perform their experiment? (3) It is the name given to a genus of microscopic, unicellular algae. They use it to best follow purification and for enzyme kinetic studies because “the cell walls in C. reinhardtii are lysed by proteolytic enzymes (autolysins) which are synthesized at characteristic points during the developmental cycles of the alga (release of zoospores or fusion of gametes).” What question (s) did they hope to address? (3) What different and similar properties did the two enzymes (sporongial and gamete) possess to split
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