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  1. #1 Cell growth? 
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    Do proteins control the growth and division of a cell? DNA is said to contain 'the information' that controls cell growth and division - would this information then be the sequence of bases that code for a protein (with the role in the cell of controlling growth and replication)?

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    shit.

    There is a shitload of proteins controlling growth and division.

    Try a biology book.


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    The proteins are made in the ribosomes of the cells from tripel bases replicas cloned from the DNA within that cell. These triplets form amino acids. I believe that the cells divide much more than they grow however the proteins can be used for the reparing off a damaged cell membrane for example or making new ribosomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emetzner
    Do proteins control the growth and division of a cell? DNA is said to contain 'the information' that controls cell growth and division - would this information then be the sequence of bases that code for a protein (with the role in the cell of controlling growth and replication)?

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    And you shouldn't be looking for answers in DNA, but in the environment. Cells live in environments which determine growth and replication.

    Intrinsic determination of cell division is more common in single celled organisms i guess,.
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