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By Antonio Lima-De-Faria

ISBN-10: 9812810943

ISBN-13: 9789812810946

ISBN-10: 9812814795

ISBN-13: 9789812814791

Whilst tested rigorously on the molecular point, the chromosome seems to have created its personal inner most international packed with tips, again door exits and novel options. This folly makes it an untamed innovator. Geneticists were bewildered for many years. what sort of creature was once really the chromosome? used to be it plastic, altering via innumerous rearrangements and mutations forever; or was once it a inflexible constitution which has preserved its easy business enterprise and services because the sunrise of the cellphone? it truly is this conflicting country that seems on the base of its folly . at a loss for words by way of this habit, mobile biologists have known as it a junkyard or even the final word parasite. furthermore, the chromosome has been considered as a passive phone organelle at risk of random mutations and subjected to the mercy of choice.

the most recent molecular details discloses a greatly diversified photograph within which the chromosome looks as an self sustaining molecular constitution that follows its personal direction. It doesn't obey gravity, randomness, choice or magnetism.

via anchoring the chromosome s contradictory habit on molecular tactics directed through atomic self-assembly, Lima-de-Faria expands a unique view of the chromosome with unforeseen implications for genetics, evolution and physics.

This well timed ebook includes the most recent info at the molecular association of the chromosome. the knowledge is unique and is gifted in an unorthodox method, whereas conscientiously selected elucidating and tasty figures serve so as to add readability to the topic taken care of. hence, the booklet will upload vastly to the final debate at the evolution of residing organisms, and should be of specific curiosity to these within the biotechnological box.

Contents: To the Reader; Introductory notice; half I The resource of "Folly" and the cause of Confessions; half II Who Cares for Gravity; half III Who Cares for Randomness; half IV Who Cares for choice; half V Who Cares for Magnetism; half VI organic Order Is the made of Self-Assembly and Self-Assembly Is the made of Atomic reputation; half VII the place Did the Chromosome Come From and the place Is It Going; References; resources of Illustrations; Simplified thesaurus; Acknowledgements; Index.

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A state of the mind which is usually perceived as having negative effects may turn out to be most valuable under other circumstances. Every society has involved a certain degree of oppression but the worst tyranny came from the ideas and the values that it imposed on its members. The ruling intellectual elite has had the upper hand and usually did not allow the expression of any idea which was opposed to its tenets. The price has been, most of the time, so high that history books tell us how those who dared to do so payed for such a challenge with their lives.

The rest of the chromosome displays its chromomere pattern. qxd 18 7/11/2008 10:28 AM Page 18 Praise of chromosome making it easier to reach the correct site at the extremes of the cell. Such a region is called a centromere and did not exist in the early periods of my adventurous life. Like the scarab beetle that collects a large ball of dung and carries it throughout its daily travels, I too created an equally large ball of ribosomal RNA and protein (called the nucleolus) which I carry with me, on my back, throughout my travels in the nucleus.

Also I extend and contract my body like an acrobat (Fig. 5). As cell division progresses, I am ejected out of the fishbowl into the cold and inhospitable cytoplasm. qxd 12 7/11/2008 10:28 AM Page 12 Praise of chromosome Fig. 5 The same chromosome drastically changes its size and configuration during the organism’s development. 1. The chromosome 4 of the fly D. melanogaster, as it appears in the cells of the salivary glands (16 microns long) and in gonial cells (upper right, and indicated by arrow) where it is only a fraction of a micron.

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