Week 2, Biochemistry & Structure of Living Cells. Select one of the following discussion topics for your primary post, which should address the discussion question in at least 125 words. Also, please respond to a fellow student on any topic.

Discussion Topic 1: Research Carl Woese. Carl Woese (1928 – 2012) was an American scientist who was renowned for “discovering the third domain of life”. He did so by analyzing a particular molecule from many different organisms. Research his activities on the internet, and then address issues (a), (b) and (c), that are given below, and cite your source(s).

  • (a) Which molecule did Woese analyze?
  • (b) Explain how the results supported the existence of a “third domain” of life.
  • (c) Describe one way that this relates to this week’s lesson.
  • Don’t forget to cite your source or sources.
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