Limited access

Upgrade to access all content for this subject

Bacterial genomes can be compared between species sharing common characteristics, as shown in the figure below.

Genomic alignment of Yersinia species. Darling, Aaron E. ""Dynamics of Genome Rearrangement in Bacterial Populations." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 18 July 2008. Web. 19 Dec. 2016.

Genomes from similar species can be compared by aligning
Select Option homologous heterologous
sequences for specific genes or for the entire genome. Bioinformatics software is used to analyze the DNA that is produced by
Select Option amplifying with polymerase chain reaction (PCR)digesting with restriction enzymes
. Comparative genomics is based on the principle that common features of two organisms will often be encoded within the DNA that is
Select Option alteredconserved
between them.
Select an assignment template