Christina Loo synopsis

Christina Loo synopsis - Christina Loo Bio 2A Section B08...

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Christina Loo Bio 2A Section B08 Synopsis 3: The Selfish Gene Early replicators were able to survive due to their replicability, longevity, fecundity, and copy fidelity. By competition and through natural selection they have constructed survival machines that have ultimately allowed for their existence today. All living organisms have these replicators which we call, genes . Three traits allowed for the Replicator to thrive : replicability, longevity, and fecundity. Replicability was an especially important trait not only because it allowed for the original Replicator to make copies of itself, but because of the error that frequently resulted. Because of this identical replicas in addition to modifications of the original made up the primeval soup, and evolution continued. Longevity was also an essential characteristic of the Replicator in that it ultimately made possible an “evolutionary trend” consisting of molecules having longer lives themselves. This was possible because certain molecules were not as likely to break apart, and
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course BIO SCI 2A taught by Professor Gerhart during the Winter '11 term at UC Davis.

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