The aim of the present chapter is to show how cellular functioning can be better understood from an evolutionary perspective.
The reward for truly mastering the breadth of information will be a more basic, thorough, and intuitive grasp of the rest of the book.
The four stages of the origin of life are generation of biomolecules, tran sition to replicating systems, interconversion of light and chemical energy, and adaptation to change.
The origins are obscure and hard data is lacking in this discussion.
There must be competition and a system must reproduce in order for evolution to work.
Any system that can satisfy these requirements will evolve, whether it is a population of cells or a pureRNA solution.
After touching on ribozymes as evidence that life passed through an "RNA World" stage, the authors show how duplication and variation led to the many features of modern cells.
Cells can either move with flagella or by changing shape using microfilaments, microtubules, and molecular motors.
Cells are required to differentiate according to signals from neighboring cells.
We can learn about human biochemistry by studying any species, even simple single-celled organisms, because all life on Earth came from a single progenitor.
You should be able to complete the objectives once you have mastered this chapter.
List the stages that lead to modern living cells.
There are three principles necessary for evolution to occur.
Explicate the advantages that are found in the structure of the cell.
Ribosomal catalysis of peptide bond synthesis can be done by regions of rRNA.
Section 2.2 outlines the principles necessary for evolution.
Explain how the genetic code is a good medium for evolutionary change.
The building blocks of DNA are made from the building blocks ofRNA.
Understand that this leads to a deduction about the age of the material.
Understand why photosynthe sis must be related.
Know how much oxygen is used in the glu cose metabolism.
What happens when cells change shape?
Give a description of how development is controlled.
Understanding how yeast and E. coli work helps us understand how human cells work.
Significant amounts of a would not be contained in a reducing atmosphere.
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Concentration inside the cell has to be lower than outside to prevent bursting.
Actin is part of the human body.
It's equally important in other species.
Modern theories hold that there was more carbon dioxide in the Earth's early atmosphere than there was hydrogen.
The variability should remain constant, but the variantRNAs would likely disappear or re main in low concentrations, and the originalRNA would probably remain dominant.
There is a lot of work to find a self-replicating RNA.
The ribozyme did not exist in nature, despite the fact that an RNAe may be produced in the laboratory.
The two carbons of the purine ring can be found in modern cells.
The ribosome is the most abundant ribozyme in modern cells.
There are several other ribonuclease enzymes.
The other building blocks are in the same place.
Uracil is not found in other parts of the body.
The small ion is pumped out of the cell.
The outward osmotic pressure generated by the ion can be compared to the inward pressure generated by the cellular macromolecules.
The same system is depicted in textbook Figures 2-16 and 23-17.
The structures in living cells are very similar.
Aerobic cells have to protect themselves against oxygen damage, but the rewards are great.
The text states that oxygen affords 15 times the amount of ATP as the other way around.
Aerobes need 15 times as much sugar to do the same work as anaerobes.
Aerobic cells benefit from the use of other fuels.
Oxygen can be used as an electron acceptor to aid in the maintenance of a proton.
The cells aggregate into a multicellular organisms.
It is more surprising that actin doesn't play the same role in procaryotic cells as it is in other parts of the body.
Actin and myosin are the contractile apparatus in all of the eucaryotes.
He suggests that early life could have been in the hot sulfur-rich environment near the deep volcanic vents, and that precellular reactions could have taken place on the surface of the pyrite crystals.
The environment is rich in life despite the extreme heat and pressure.
In an artificial system with no cells, the RNA from Phage Qb was shown to evolve.
Gramicidin is assembled in modern cells without the use ofRNA.
The sulfur on the enzyme surface causes the amino acids to be activated.
The bases of the RNA are made from the amino acids.
In the Urey Miller experiment, the production of amino acids is older than the production of RNA building blocks.
It is possible to preserve complex information perfectly intact.
Theorists of theRNA World have debated whether the cell's components came from the same sequence.
The answer to this question was provided by the universal use of ribonucleotide reductase enzymes.
If arabinose is the only source of carbon, E. coli cells use it for metabolism.
The chapter describes the system only if there is arabinose.
Around three billion years ago, the Earth's early oceans were rich in dissolved iron salts.
ferric oxide is not insoluble in water.
One of the major advantages of the "hot deep" origin of life is the fact that metal sulfides can be found at cooler temperatures.
A deep-sea volcanic vent with electrons from hydrogen has been observed in laboratory simulations.
Now that the Earth's early atmosphere is thought to have been a CO2 greenhouse, it's important to identify a terrestrial system with reducing properties.
The hot environment can destroy organic compounds.
This is a problem that life has solved because of the abundant living organisms at the vents.
There is only one mol ecule being reproduced in the system, which is artificial.
The competition in evolution involves which cell has the best mixture of its many components.
All of the organisms must evolve.
This can't happen in a soup because it requires people surrounded by a barrier.
The thioester method of synthesis used in making gramicidin is cumbersome compared to the other methods.
Many aspects of metabolism would be similar to what is seen in modern cells if there was a period before theRNA World.
In a primitive system, the use of ATP and other nucleotides as energy currency would lead to an environment where RNA synthesis could occur spontaneously.
This is different to the "Primordial Soup" where the nucleotides would be very rare.
A system with at least some peptides is rich in amino acids.
There are many processes that can be catalyzed by simple proteins, but have never been demonstrated using ribozymes.
An example of this type of transfer would be iron sulfur clusters.
Purines and pyrimidines must be very ancient, but it would seem that they are just a part of many other processes.
There must be variation that is trimmed by selection in order for some critical genes to remain pristine.
An end to evolution is caused by a lack of variation in the DNA.
We wouldn't have come into existence if we were stuck with the species that lived millions of years ago.
Some of the earliest microfossils found by J. William Schopf and others appear to be blue-green algae, which are almost identical to pond-scum living today.
Schopf wrote a book in 1999.
The fact that DNA building blocks are made from RNA shows that it's newer thanRNA.
The fact that DNA building blocks are produced by a proteinidase proves that it was already there.
It doesn't resolve the question of whether the correct sequence isRNA-Protein-DNA orProteinRNA-DNA.
There are a number of indications that DNA is a recent development.
Some species ofdinoflagellates use 5-Hydroxymethyluracil instead of Thymine.
The way DNA is handled in procaryotes is very different from the way it is handled in most eucaryotes.
The second messenger mentioned in this chapter is called cyclicAMP.
Thehunger signal allows the use of other sugars.
Banded iron formations are layers that were part of the ocean floor two billion years ago.
The precipitation of iron in the world's oceans is represented by these attractive red-layer formations.
The age of these layers can be clearly established.
The emergence of more oxygen is the only explanation for the worldwide chemical reaction.
NH2 would come from NH3; CH3; CH4; OH and the other oxygen from H2O.
Every time a molecule is replicated, the lone fast-replicating molecule will complete three generations.
Each of the 15 minutes will have one population and one other population.
A faster rate of replication could be caused by the more tightly bound nucleotides.
If the monomers were in short supply, this advantage would be most important.
The ion concentrations in the two compartments would need to be the same in order for the chemical or physical equilibrium to work.
To move the system to a state of higher energy and lower entropy would require work to impose more order on the system.
The energy will be released if a gate is opened to allow protons to leave the cell.
The generation of hydroxide ion on one side is equivalent to the generation of a protons on the other side.
Without the help of a trans port protein, very hydrophobic molecule could cross the cell membranes.
The only thing needed for these molecules was a gene-control protein.