in article cvofa4$ecv$1 at bagan.srce.hr, xoolit at REMOVECAPSalen at ikorcula.net
wrote on 2/25/05 7:18 PM:
> but algae has dna right - what is dna's role in algae's life... is it just
> an enscription
>> ok i am serious but sometimes i ask stupid questions...
Every living being on this planet (all bacteria, algae, plants, insects,
animals, people...) are formed through the DNA that they received from their
parents. That is the genetic code - your parents made you by combining their
DNA into an egg. Bacteria and algae get their DNA by the parent splitting
into 2 offspring cells.
The DNA directs the whole process and forms a being according to the
information in the DNA. An offspring can only be the same as the parents
because that is the information in the parent's DNA.
An algae's chlorophyll is an inherited trait because the parent's DNA coded
for it. Algae have chlorophyll, humans don't.
John Gentile Editor, Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at cox.net RIAG Web page: www.wbwip.com/riag/
"I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities!"