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1 April 2010 Using the NCBI Genome Databases to Compare the Genes for Human & Chimpanzee Beta Hemoglobin
Susan Offner
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The beta hemoglobin protein is identical in humans and chimpanzees. In this tutorial, students see that even though the proteins are identical, the genes that code for them are not. There are many more differences in the introns than in the exons, which indicates that coding regions of DNA are more highly conserved than non-coding regions.

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Susan Offner "Using the NCBI Genome Databases to Compare the Genes for Human & Chimpanzee Beta Hemoglobin," The American Biology Teacher 72(4), 252-256, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.4.10
Published: 1 April 2010
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