Temp as GC content clue

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by TomHendricks474, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. 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.