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Societal relevance of what we talk about in class - Safari of the Soul: Quest for Water in Africa - Nematode: i.e Guinea Worm - Medical helminthology in the 21sth century o 2 billion people infected by environmentally-transmitted parasitic worms (drinking water, from food/soil) - How to find ways to interrupt the life cycle of these worms(?) - Pay attention to life cycles! Ch 34 Vertebrates - 5% of animals. Most closely related to humans. I. Common ancestors: Phylogenomic analysis of all genes a. 99% of all the chimp genes/proteins are found in humans i. humans are 99.99999…% the same b. 70% of the sea urchin genes/proteins found in humans i. sea urchin proteins are 47% identical to human proteins ii. sea urchin genome published Nov, 2006. c. 40% of the fruit fly genes/proteins are found in humans d. The building blocks are merely just put together in a different way; but the blocks are all the same. II.
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course BISC 120 taught by Professor Webb,wetzer,? during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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