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Department
Molecular and Cell Biology
Course
MCB 150
Professor
Brad Mehrtens
Semester
Spring

Description
Three domains of life ● Bacteria (prokaryotes): ○ Bacteria have peptidoglycan in their cell wall (archaea don't) ● Archaea (prokaryotes): ○ share similar biochemical features with eukaryotes ○ share similar structural features with bacteria ● Eukarya (eukaryotes): algae, fungi, plants and animals Lateral Gene Transfer: 1. DNA might be shared between three domains. 2. How are lateral gene transfers identified: a. A gene is much more similar to genes in distantly related species than to those in closely related species.
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