Asked in Genetics
Why is the outdated term junk DNA a misnomer for noncoding regions of the human genome?
The conservation of "junk DNA" sequences in diverse genomes suggests that they have important functions. ...
Asked in Genetics
Why is DNA transcription important?
DNA transcription is important because the information that is contained in DNA can not be transferred to other cells in the body because DNA can't leave the nucleus. This means that the information is carried over to the RNA cell that can transfer the information outside of the nucleus. ...
Why is it important that RNA carries DNA instructions out of nucleus?
DNA carries the genetic information of a cell. WHen this information is needed, the genes are transferred to RNA So, it is important. ...
Asked in Biology
Why can't they call the extra pieces of DNA that we didn't need or use junk DNA?
They are called non-coding DNA. It was called "junk DNA" at one time by people doing research on DNA because they didn't think these DNA codes had any use. Now they know that they have uses and so have stopped using that name "junk DNA". ...
How does DNA determine the traits of an organism?
DNA contains the genes that determine the traits of an organism. Not all the DNA is in gene form but in what some people call "junk DNA". It has been shown by some that even that is important in the individual. ...
What is considered junk DNA?
In DNA molecules, there are segments which are called genes and they are separated by DNA which has no known use. They don't seem to code for anything. These segments are called "junk" DNA. They must have some use but it has not been found yet. ...
What would happen if we didn't have junk DNA?
If we didn't have junk DNA any mutation would cause damage to essential sequences of DNA and likely kill the host. It would be to dangerous to be in the sun because uv radiation cause mutations. However most of the mutation occur in the non essentioal junk DNA thus protecting essential DNA. ...