Why can wee share so much of our genome with other organism but we are so different phenotypically?
Transcription is where this ability starts.
Genes are transcribed at different rates, in different amounts, and at different times.
The activation of the gene results in different phenotypes.
RNA vs. DNA
We have a hydroxyl group attached to carbon 2 in RNA ( sugar ribose)
RNA is destroyed while DNA is generally forever.
Ability to hybridize
What makes RNA so much like a protein ?
RNA is very much like protein because of its ability to fold into different shapes.
Transcription and Translation