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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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Packaging DNA

Packaging DNA

(p.167) 14 Packaging DNA
Chimeras and Consciousness

Andrew Maniotis

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This chapter explains how bacterial genophore evolved into animal (including human) chromosomes. It reviews the transition from the bacterial carrier of DNA to the chromosomes within the more complex eukaryotic cells. This chapter shows that mechanical tension among continuously attached chromosomes is the essential signal for the sets of chromosomes to move in a coordinated way as “mitotic plates.” It suggests that the physicochemical basis for the inheritance of the human sensory system is coded in the DNA of the genome.

Keywords:   bacterial genophore, animal, human, chromosomes, DNA, eukaryotic cells, mitotic plates, sensory system, genome

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