Daphnia's high gene number is largely because its genes are multiplying, by creating copies at a higher rate than other species," said Colbourne, genomics director at the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Daphnia has a large number of never-before seen genes, as well as a big chunk of the same genes found in humans, the most of any insects or crustacean so far known to scientists. "More than one-third of Daphnia's genes are undocumented in any other organism -- in other words, they are completely new to science," said Don Gilbert, coauthor and Department of Biology scientist at IU Bloomington.
DNA consists of two long polymers of simple units called nucleotides, with backbones made of sugars and phosphate groups joined by ester bonds. These two strands run in opposite directions to each other and are therefore anti-parallel. Attached to each sugar is one of four types of molecules called bases.
Originally posted by gougitousakusha
reply to post by tiger5
I'm just an interested novice. please don't take my thoughts to serious. i was thinking about the useless DNA removal vaccines conspirancy. so these guys would have to carry both the genetic makeup for the x and y chromosomes to self reproduce?
i guess they would have to have the insect version of those chromosomesedit on 4-2-2011 by gougitousakusha because: (no reason given)