synposis 8 - Janie Park Bis2A Synopsis 8 Bacteria spend...

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Janie Park Bis2A Synopsis 8 Bacteria spend their whole live waiting for a meal while they consume all food available to them while also being restricted to grow by the lack of nutrients. Moreover, the strength of selection pressures of bacteria is revealed by the speed of bacteria replication. As the secret to why bacteria are to bacteria reply with speed, cells that replicate more rapidly ultimately dominate the population. Some of the pressures that encourage bacteria to reduce the number of genes involve gene replication. To successfully thrive and out compete competition, bacteria must replicate their genome faster and to do so requires either a smaller genome or more effective energy production. Moreover if two bacteria cells generate ATP at similar speeds, then the cell with the smaller genome will tend to replicate faster and will eventually dominate the population. Furthermore, as some of the largest genome among bacteria have far fewer genomes, bacteria genomes are small in size as larger genomes take more time and energy to replicate and so are
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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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