Essential Characteristics of Life

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Essential Characteristics of Life

005 - Essential Characteristics of Life are Conserved

Paul Andersen describes three main characteristics of life that are conserved in all organisms on the planet. The universal genetic code, the central dogma of biology, and shared metabolic pathways give us details of the original universal ancestor. He also explains how eukaryotic cells gained complexity through infolding of the cell membrane and endosymbiosis.

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