Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 26 - 26.4 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Just as genes are made of nucleotides in sequence, which can be compared among species for homologous genes, proteins have amino acid sequences which can be compared in the same way. Sequences of homolgous proteins can be compared to examine underlying genetic differences and similarities.

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This question is pointing out how protein sequence can be used for generating phylogenetic data just as gene sequence is used for the same purpose.
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