Outline - Chapter 1 - hapter1 C CellsandGenomes

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Chapter 1                      Cells and Genomes     The Universal Features of cells on earth (pages 1-11; figures 1-1 to 1-14) 1. All cells have DNA as the genetic material 2. All cells replicate their DNA by templated polymerization 3. All cells transcribe a portion of their genetic material into RNA 4. All cells use proteins as catalysts 5. All cells translate into proteins in the same way 6. Fragment of genetic information corresponding to one protein is one gene 7. Requirement of energy by living cells 8. All cells use the same building blocks 9. All cells are enclosed by a plasma membrane 10. A living cell can exist with fewer than 500 genes – the minimal genome concept. The diversity of genomes and the tree of life (pages 11-22; figures 1-15 to 1-25)
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Outline - Chapter 1 - hapter1 C CellsandGenomes

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