The Nature of the Gene


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The Nature of the Gene
1011302The Nature of the Gene
The Concept of Information Processing in the Cell The complex activities of single cells, and of multicellular organisms as well, are controlled and guided by a set of blueprints (genes) locked in the chromosomes. Essentially, the blueprints contain information for the synthesis of specific proteins. Since proteins make up both the basic cytoarchitecture and the enzymes that direct metabolism, the nature of the proteins made will determine the structural and functional characteristics of the cell or organism. Modern molecular biology focuses on (1) how the information is arranged (encoded) in the c…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. The Nature of the Gene, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export