I've always thought that the majority of the "work" in a cell is protein production, until I read the following. The Wikipedia article on the central dogma of molecular biology states this: 80% ...
Here is what I know so far: Multiple copies are present in prokaryotes, but according to a paper by Lukjancenko el al. it is enough to select the most similar ones. There are stem regions in the ...
Your lab works on an organism isolated from radioactive waste. However, you show that 3 very similar, but not quite identical, ssu-rRNA sequences can be amplified from the culture even though it is ...