the genes stc1 and stc2, which share a common ancestor, are found in both zebrafish and humans. all four stc genes display similar patterns of exon and intron sequences. based on these facts, what is the most likely explanation for the origin of stc genes?

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  • Based on these facts, we can state that the genes of the two organisms had a eukaryotic origin.

    We can arrive at this answer because:

    • Despite having exons, prokaryotes do not have introns in their genomes.
    • This means that if two organisms have the same sequence of introns and exons, they have a common ancestor, in addition to having their genes originated in a eukaryotic organism, which explains the sequence of introns.

    This means that the genetic expression of these two organisms has similarities, even if they are organisms with different biological processes.

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