Betwixt Gene and Behavior (Commentary on the Paper by J. D. Sinclair)

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Abstract: A gene is a macromolecule which codes for the structure of a protein. Lehninger (1967) points out, "The ascent from simple self-assembling systems such as oligomeric proteins and enzyme complexes to the level of supramolecular organization of subcellular organelles is a very steep one. In making it we cross a boundary to a level of organization at which the self-assembly principle doubtless operates in microscopic regions, but cannot account for the biogenesis of the organelle," (p. 91). The ascent from gene to behavior is precarious indeed.

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Behavior Genetics, 1992, 22, 11-14.
Language: English
Date: 1992
Mice, Genes, Macromolecules, Behavior, Genetic influences, Critical analysis

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