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Junk DNA, L-gulonolactone oxidase

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Junk DNA, L-gulonolactone oxidase

Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:15 pm

While many of the hangovers from our “devolved” past are visible or physical, this is not true for all. Humans have structures in their genetic make-up that were once used to produces enzymes to process vitamin C. It is called L-gulonolactone oxidase.
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Re: Junk DNA, L-gulonolactone oxidase

Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:17 pm


Most other animals have this functioning DNA but at some point in our history, a mutation disbled the gene, whilst leaving behind its remnants as junk DNA. This particular junk DNA indicates a common ancestry with other species on earth, so it is particularly interesting.

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