Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 18 - Genomics - Figure 18.7 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

1,500 base pairs

Work Step by Step

To get to this result, first multiply 3 billionx0.01=30 million (0.01 is equivalent to taking the 1% noted in the problem as coding genes). Then divide by 20,000, the number of genes, to get 1,500 base pairs on average.
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