General, Non-Lecture-Specific Questions

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Does the proteome of a cell control it's morphology?


Yes, absolutely. The proteome of an organism is the sum of the protein products it is producing. You can examine the proteome of an individual cell, or an entire organism. Some of these proteins are developmental molecules, leading to formation of physical structures like fingers, gills, leaves, etc. So the proteins present have an enormous impact on what the cell or organism will look like.

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