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Unformatted text preview: e of “information flow”. No 2 BIO 1140 Unit 2-2: Transcription Transcription in Eucaryotes and Gene Regulation
The original definition was genetic and reflected the
lack of understanding of DNA or RNA (i.e. phenotype).
Examples are “unit associated with an inherited trait”
“genes are the units of heredity in living organisms”
“biological or basic unit of heredity found in all cells…” But soon after we added “molecular” information.
Examples are “unit of information on a chromosome”
“basic unit of heredity; a section of DNA coding for a particular trait”
“A gene codes for a protein” Original view of a chromosome
3 first three definitions are related to genetics, where do
not assume that DNA is the genetic material. Refers
to something inherited and something genetics.
Then we went to add molecular info, but we didn't
know how tit fit so we tended to divide it into regions
that were genes or genic (coding for something) and
regions that were not and those regions...
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