central dogma of molecular biology

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central dogma of molecular biology

The outdated principle which states that proteins are made from RNA, which in turn is made from DNA. Other permutations are found in nature; e.g., RNA viruses use a reverse transcriptase to make complementary DNA.
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"Normal cellular functions rely on what is sometimes called the 'central dogma of biology,'" said Reese.
This is the first step in the so-called central dogma of biology: DNA begets RNA begets protein.
In the fifth chapter the author tries to show that evolution does not follow exactly what neo-Darwinism propose, presenting some works and ideas in which it is seen how the central dogma of biology is not such because there are instances where it is broken down, also he offers proofs that mutations cannot be responsible for evolutionary changes.
Out of the structure of DNA emerged the so-called central dogma of biology, from which all explanations of heredity and adaptation were supposed to flow.

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