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Interpretation of the question You ask two things: 1. the number of nucleic acid bases that constitutes a gene, 2. (implied) how the size of genes are defined. The first question appears strangely naïve, but the second suggests this may be a misunderstanding. I therefore intend to start there. How are the limits of a gene defined? Genes are defined in ...


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Is there an agreed-upon definition as to how many nucleobases constitute a gene? If not, why not? There is no such definition. A gene is a region of the DNA that is transcribed. Typically a gene should have a transcription start site dictated by a promoter and a transcription stop site marked by termination signals (like terminators and poly-A signal ...


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How are gene size defined? DNA is made of 4 nucleotides A,T,C and G. A series of such nucleotide make up any section of the genome including the genes. The number of nucleotide in a gene is what we call the gene size. Of course, one might discuss on the definition of the exact beginning and end (and methods to determine them) of a gene but this is a ...


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Even though I am not sure I understand your question completely, I want to try to explain to you the genetic difference between humans and chimpanzees. I will work through your questions: We share 98.5% genes with chimps ,so there is about one percent difference .It means we can approximately differ from them by one base pair every hundred base pairs on ...


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The scope of this question is too wide to be answered on Biology SE. However I will give you very brief answers to your questions (as I have rephrased them) and point you towards some sources of basic information on the Internet. After reading these you may wish to return with more specific questions. I have also briefly summarized some of the problems which ...



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