This morning I had a banana genome, an orange genome, two chicken genomes (haploid
, of course), and some fried pig genome, on the side. Later today, I will consume genomes from different kinds of green plants and perhaps even a cow or fish genome. I probably drank a bit of coffee DNA too, but didn't consume a complete coffee genome since my grinder isn't that
powerful and much of the DNA would be trapped inside the ground up beans.
Of course, microbes have genomes, too. But I do my best to cook those first.
So, what is a genome? Is it a chromosome? Is it one of those DNA ... Read more