Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation: 10

Answer

No, different proteins should show different degrees of divergence since what selects against change is natural selection for protein function. Some proteins have more critical functions, and you would expect less change/divergence for those proteins.

Work Step by Step

The key here is to connect material from earlier in the textbook on natural selection with the protein sequence/function concept.
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