Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 18 - Genomics - Figure 18.8 - Inquiry Questions: 1

Answer

Taking the genome sequence, one would search, using a computer, for characteristic sequences that indicate the presence of a gene such as introns and exons, promoters, etc.

Work Step by Step

If you were tracking an animal in a forest, you would look for characteristic signs of that animal (hair, tracks, feces). In the same way, searching through the forest that is the genome, one would look for characteristic signs of genes being present.
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