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  1. While studying a unicellular algae, you discover a mutant in which the daughter cells do not separate after mitosis. This gives you an idea about how filamentous algae may have evolved. You hypothesize that the mutant algae is missing a protein or making a new form of a protein. How might each possibly lead to a filamentous appearance?
  2. You are trying to develop a new antitermite chemical that will not harm environmentally beneficial insects. Since termites are adapted to eat only wood, they will starve if they cannot digest this source. What are two possible non-insect targets for your chemical that would result in the death of termites?

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