TITLE

A Terrible Scrooge

AUTHOR(S)
Judson, Olivia
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Natural History;May2007, Vol. 116 Issue 4, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explains that the biological principles such as natural selection discovered by 19th century naturalist Chales Darwin and used to support his theory of evolution are pervasive in nature in that they apply even when cells are selecting the building blocks of proteins. It discusses several studies which describes the behavior of DNA and genomes in many species. It says that most studies in genomes behavior are done by comparing several species. It points that just as comparative anatomy formed the basis of evolutionary thought in the 19th century, comparative genomics appears set to form the basis of evolutionary biology in the 21st. Darwin did not know about genes, but ultimately, it is on genomes that natural selection leaves its fingerprints.
ACCESSION #
24785705

 

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