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Are you looking for something like "sister lineage" (or "sister taxon" or "sister group") This term may be more specific than what you're looking for, and to use it correctly you'd want to be a little careful – I guess in this case you might have to say something like: "the lineage that includes chimpanzees and bonobos is sister to the lineage of ...


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As genus comes above species I'd consider using this term for the species which are close genetically ("these two species are from the same genus"). Above genus comes family etc... On the other hand, the proximity or similarity of species could be probably "measured" by degree of biodiversity, and especially genetic diversity considering two close species ...


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Currency refers to anything that is used in any circumstances, as a medium of exchange [1]. That's why ATP and NAD are considered as currency metabolites [2]. So currency metabolite can be used for any metabolite that has multiple uses in different reactions/pathways. Current refers to something that is prevalent at the present time [3]. So current ...


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You are correct, the 368 stands for the position of the amino acid in the protein's sequence - this particular serine is the 368th residue in the protein counting from the amino-terminal end.



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