One-Gene-One-Enzyme, Pseudogenes & Common Ancestry. The following animation is intended to show: The one-gene-one-enzyme hypothesis
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The following animation is intended to show:
A pseudogene is a DNA sequence that is nearly identical to that of a functional gene, but contains one or more mutations, making it non-functional. Much of the intron material in the genomes of organisms is composed of recognizable pseudogenes.
In most mammals
Not so in primates…
Portion of Working GULO Gene in Rat:
Matching GULO Pseudogenes in 4 Primates
In this presentation, three adjacent DNA segments (genes) were shown as necessary for Vitamin C to be formed.
In reality, there can be more genes (or fewer), and they may not be adjacent, or even in the same chromosome.
Animation by Larry FlammerENSI webmaster