Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - 21.4 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Mammalian genomes have a number of things which make them longer than prokaryotic genomes: introns in genes, transposons and retrotransposons, tandem repeats, multigene families, pseudogenes, and related items.

Work Step by Step

Review Concept 21.4 and make a list of the special items in multicellular eukarytoic genomes, including mammalian traits. All of these are the things that make eukaryotic genomes longer/larger than prokaryotic ones.
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