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Why is the Pentose Phosphate Pathway so active in erythrocytes?

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What is the actual storage form of energy in muscles? ATP or Glycogen?

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Why do (almost) all energy carriers contain adenine?

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Should there be separate Ramachandran plots for an amino acid in different contexts?

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How much nucleoside triphosphate is required to form one peptide bond during protein synthesis?

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Why do retroviruses go through a DNA stage to replicate their RNA genome?

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Did early 20th century researchers state why they used E. coli as a model organism?

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Why do animals use glycogen for their polysaccharide storage whereas plants use starch?

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DNA or enzymes — which came first?

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Why is ATP the preferred choice for energy carriers?

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Was iron important for the first life on Earth?

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How can RNAse degrade any RNA?

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Recycling and storage of nitrogen from breakdown of macromolecules?

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Why does ATP contain ribose rather than deoxyribose?

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Is glycolysis the beginning part of fermentation, or does fermentation follow glycolysis?

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Why is FAD, rather than NAD+, reduced in the succinate dehydrogenase reaction of the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle?

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Why does Thiamine pyrophosphate have phosphates?

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Are there any examples in nature of two polypeptides joining into a single, continuous, third polypeptide?

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Translation of Poly-U in the Nirenberg and Matthaei experiment

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Why are there six reading frames if only one strand of DNA is referred to as the ‘coding strand’?

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Is the transcription starting site located before or after the promoter?

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Actual determination of the DNA sequence in the shotgun approach?

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Does the term "Biophysics" have two different meanings?

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Why is a gene for a fluorescent protein used rather than one for an enzyme that produces fluorescent molecule?

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Do acetic acid bacteria use the electron transport chain when converting ethanol to acetic acid?

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What is the fate of NADH produced in the liver during oxidation of lactic acid?

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Why is thymine not incorporated into mRNA?

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What are Expressed Sequence Tags (EST)?

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Standard Free energy of hydrolysis of phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP)

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What might a supposed “tree enzyme” be — injected into a Morton Bay Fig tree?

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