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BMEN 289 Homework1

BMEN 289 Homework1 - Nicole Girsch BMEN 289 Homework#1 1a...

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Nicole Girsch BMEN 289 Homework #1 1a. The complexity if an organism is not completely determined by its genomic DNA content because there is an inconsistency between DNA content and the apparent complexity of an organism. The number of unique genes is what determines and organism’s complexity. 1b. An example of this is the genome of C. elegans, which contain nearly the same number of genes as humans, yet it is far more simplistic. 1c. An Arabidopsis thaliana has the largest number of genes and the human has the largest number of base pairs. 2a. Protein B is the donor and protein A is the acceptor because fluorescence microscopy relies upon the absorption by a fluorophore of light at one wavelength followed by emission of a larger wavelength, and the yellow light has a greater wavelength. 2b. When we shine blue light on the solution of proteins, we should expect to see green fluorescent protein emission when they are bound together and no emission when they are separated. This is because if two proteins interact, then increased intensity at the
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