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Unformatted text preview: Also, try this: Youre a biochemist hired by NASA to study the results of a probe sent to Rhea, an earth sized planet several light years away. There is a large amount of excitement over Rhea as it contains several primitive life forms resembling plants that contain carbohydrates and proteins! It is currently hypothesized that these plants could provide a source of nutrients for any future manned missions to Rhea. The most recent plant data from the probe is listed below: Carbohydrates: Two disaccharides detected: -L-glucopyranose linked to -L-fructofuranose in an 1- 2 arrangement. -L-galactopyranose linked to -L-glucopyranose in an 1-4 arrangement. Protein amino acid composition: D-glycine 7.5% D-alanine 7.2% D-serine 5.7% More data in next transmission. Armed with this, you dash into your supervisors office!!! What have you learned from this latest dataset from the probe? Why is it important?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 300 taught by Professor Asdf during the Spring '08 term at The University of British Columbia.
- Spring '08