Haploids and diploids are isomorphic

Haploids and diploids are isomorphic - steps. When...

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Haploids and diploids are isomorphic – meaning that a given mutation will cause essentially the same change in haploid and diploid cells. This allows us to look at the effect of having two different alleles in the same (diploid) cell. All yeast needs to grow are salts, minerals, and glucose (minimal medium). From these compounds, yeast cells can synthesize all of the molecules such as amino acids and nucleotides that are needed to construct a cell. The synthesis of complicated molecules requires many enzymatic
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Unformatted text preview: steps. When combined, these enzymatic reactions constitute a b Consider the pathway for the synthesis of the amino acid histidine. A B C D histidine Protein Enzyme: 11111222223333344444 Each intermediate compound in the pathway is converted to the next by an enzyme. For example, if there is a mutation in the gene for enzyme 3 then intermediate C can not be converted to D and the cell can not make histidine. Such a mutant will only grow if histidine is provided in the growth medium. This...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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