This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: ° Also very few repeats ° This sort of genome reduction can get really extreme, as long as the host relationship is stable enough ° The symbiont has lost the ability to regulate its own gene control – it doesn’t have the mechanisms that free-living bugs like E. coli have, so it can’t make more or less amino acids depending on the diet that the aphid is on ° Another system: Baumannia and Sulcia in the Glassy-winged Shapshooter o The genomes are pretty similar to Buchnera o You have to think of the insect like an ecosystem o One wonders: how much are there similar things going on in out own systems? o For example, it looks like human genetics determines which bacteria live in our stomach and intestines, which influences obesity....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09