Temp as GC content clue

  • Thread starter TomHendricks474
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IF life is chemical adaptation to a heat cycle,

And "The dependence of Tm on base composition is linear increasing 0.4 C for every percent increase
in GC content." (ex. 40% GC = Tm 87C. 60% GC = Tm 95C)

Then once we know the temperature range of the heat cycle in the environment then, we will know the
GC percentage - or vice versa. If we know the GC percentage we would have a major clue to the
temperature range then.