Which of the following is the most likely explanation for why humans have so many fewer genes than was predicted prior to the sequencing of the human genome?

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Because the human genome sequence is incomplete, there may be many thousands of genes remaining to be discovered.

Humans are omnivores; we do not need to produce the same array of complex organic molecules as herbivores or plants.

Most human genes can also be read in the 3’ to 5’ direction, thereby doubling the number of possible proteins.

Human genes are very often alternatively spliced, leading to the potential of many proteins to be produced from a single gene.

 

asked Dec 27, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Human genes are very often alternatively spliced, leading to the potential of many proteins to be produced from a single gene.

 

answered Dec 27, 2012 by anonymous

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