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Date Created: 09/07/15
The Tree of Life How do we select a gene sequence for comparison source outreachmcbharvardedu Summer08 Criteria For Choosing a Sequence to Construct the Tree of Life 0 The gene sequence must be found in all organisms As in Goldilocks and the Three Bears the mutation rate must be just right It must show variation among the different organisms to be compared The sequence must be highly conserved so that it is recognizable by the computer programs that Will do the comparisons Why rRNA Fits the Bill for Constructing the Tree of Life Ribosomes 0 The protein making machinery of all organisms Made up primarily of ribosomal RNA rRNA Ribosomal RNA is copied transcribed from the DNA genome of an organism
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