Problem: The common bread mold Neurospora crassa is GC-rich, with about 23% each of A and T, and 27% each of G and C.Part A. Would you expect Neurospora crassa DNA to have a higher or lower Tm than human DNA? Explain.Neurospora crassa has __________ than human DNA, therefore its Tm is ____________.a. longer strandsb. a higher AT contentc. lowerd. greatere. less hydrogen bondsf. higher GC content

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The common bread mold Neurospora crassa is GC-rich, with about 23% each of A and T, and 27% each of G and C.

Part A. Would you expect Neurospora crassa DNA to have a higher or lower Tm than human DNA? Explain.

Neurospora crassa has __________ than human DNA, therefore its Tm is ____________.

a. longer strands

b. a higher AT content

c. lower

d. greater

e. less hydrogen bonds

f. higher GC content

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