Give brief definitions or unique descriptions of the following terms:
A) neutral drift
B) sickle cell trait
C) secondary structure
D) torsion angle
F) quaternary structure
Different terms and different definitions are used in chemistry according to the situation. All the terms mentioned in the question are different from each other.
Answer and Explanation: 1
A) Neutral drift: The integration of mutations that do not affect the protein in its current environment. The adaptive changes in events occur fast due to neutral drift.
B) Sickle Cell trait: Sickle cell trait is the phenomenon of passing the genetic mutation of sickle cell from one generation to the next i.e. from parents to the children.
C) Secondary structure: Secondary structure of the protein is the regular repetitive folding of the polypeptide chains in two dimensions.
D) Torsion angle: Torsion angle is the angle between the two bonds that are formed between various atoms in Newmann projection.
E) Domain: In solid-state, the arrangement of the atoms in clusters that are aligned in the same direction in ferromagnetic substances.
F) Quaternary structure: Incorporation of several polypeptide chains to give a closely packed rearrangement.
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