How have xenobiotic defense mechanism evolved?
- Discuss the role of xenobiotic defense mechanisms in protection of organisms from toxicants and toxins.
- Explain how evolution informs the development of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of genes.
- Explain how evolution drives resistance to toxicants, toxins, metals, and radiation.
- Describe how knowledge of genetic information can predict function of similar genes within the same organism or in other organisms.