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Biology 1002B
Tom Haffie

Prep – Lecture 1Chlamydomonas 1. Identify criteria used to measure complexity.  Genome size or the total number of genes in an organism.  Gene (copy) number or the number of copies of a gene in a given gene family resulting from gene duplication  Increase in the size of organisms over the course of evolution  The number of genes that encode proteins  The number of parts or units in an organism (where parts might be segments, organs, tissues and so forth)  The number of cell types possesses by an organism  Increased compartmentalization, specialization, or subdivision of function over the course of evolution  The number of gene, gene networks or cell-to-cell interactions required to form the parts of an organism  The number of interactions between the parts of an organism, reflecting increasing functional complexity and/or integration over the course of evolution  The most commonly used metric of complexity is the number of different types of cells possessed by an organism 2. Identify the main structural components of Chlamydomonas cells. Organelle type Function Nucleus Contains the
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