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Biochemical Design: Molecular Preplanning

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Processes developed by human designers often incorporate preplanned responses to a variety of scenarios that likely will arise during the process’ operation. This preplanning is also seen in many biochemical operations in the cell. For example, in this report the authors describe a new methodology to define the numerous strategies that the bacterium E. coli uses to avoid fragmentation, and hence damage, to its chromosome. These types of biochemical strategies all anticipate a possible outcome before it happens. The preplanning incorporated into the cell’s biochemical systems signifies that life originated from the Creator’s hand.

o   Elena A. Kouzminova et al., “RecA-Dependent Mutants in Escherichia coli Reveal Strategies to Avoid Chromosomal Fragmentation,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 101 (2004): 16262-67.

o   http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0405943101v1



Subjects: Biochemical Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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