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Unformatted text preview: codons, and start to discover what the genes are o The range of the number of base pairs and genes stretch from around 400 protein encoding genes up to around 10,000. ° The organisms with the fewest genes are obligate endosymbionts ° The ones with the most genes are more metabolically versatile o Remember that bacterial and archeal genomes are circular. ° If you look at a bacterial sequence… o Table: Gene functional groups identified in the DNA sequence of E. coli K-12 o To this day, only around 60% of E. coli genes have been identified and described – and E. coli is the most well understood microorganism in the world ° This is getting better, but it’s still kind of a sobering thought....
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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.
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