MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Redundant DNA

Date: Fri Oct 30 14:26:41 1998
Posted by Gilbert Douglas
Grade level: undergrad
School: Samford University
City: Birmingham State/Province: AL
Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 909779201.Ge

I have learned that 75% of the DNA in te nuclear genome of a 
eucaryotic cell is redundant DNA, which does not code for specific 
proteins.  What are the pruposes of redundant DNA and why is it 
important for eucaryotes to have redundant DNA?

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