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Biological - Biological Anthropology Notes October 6 2006 Meiosis and Mitosis o Basically just went over the paper that had been handed out in

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Biological Anthropology Notes October 6, 2006 - Meiosis and Mitosis o Basically just went over the paper that had been handed out in class last class. - Genetics and Darwin’s problem o How is variation inherited? o Sources of variation Where do new forms of variation come from? Genetic recombination Polymutations - Molecular structure of genetic material o Nucleic acid 2 molecules with similar structures DNA—deoxyribonucleic acid RNA—ribonucleic acid o Structurally similar Chains of smaller building blocks (polymer) These building blocks are nucleotides 3 molecules inside o Phosphate, 5-carbon sugar, nitrogenous base o DNA molecular structure Double helix Bonds Covalent bonds o Strongest molecular bond Hydrogen bonds o Weaker bond, makes the double helix structure of DNA o Rules of base pair complementary Purines Adenine and guanine Pyrimidines Thymine and cytosine Which go together? October 9, 2006
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- Homework is going to be passed out on Wednesday, and the correct information on how to do it will be gone over in discussion - DNA Function o Overview DNA can replicate itself DNA contains the code for protein synthesis
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course ANTHRO 2B taught by Professor Egan during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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Biological - Biological Anthropology Notes October 6 2006 Meiosis and Mitosis o Basically just went over the paper that had been handed out in

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