Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 24 - Genome Evolution - Figure 24.3 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

Using the data in Fig. 24.1, human=20,300genes/3384Mb=6.0 genes/Mb, which is close to chimpanzees at 6.3 genes/Mb and mice at 6.5 genes/Mb. Rice has 39,045genes/373Mb=105 genes/Mb, which is closest to fruit flies at 98 genes/Mb.

Work Step by Step

Just divide as shown to get these numbers. Please note that the numbers in Fig. 24.1 disagree with those in the calculated answer in the textbook.
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