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Re: Fw: Most popular/common dinosaur misconceptions
On 8/20/06, David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
You see, if I swap a gene from _your_ mitochondria to _your_ nuclei, it simply won't work.
More then 250 mitochondria to nuclei gene transfer is know to have
occurred in plants. Yes, most of them ended up as pseudogenes, but
some not - a minor and lucky mutation could reactivate the protein.
And you don't need to get a whole gene. Since most of proteins are
composed by functional domains, you - well, the natural processes -
could just shuffle domains between proteins - actually shuffle gene
sequences that code the domains.