In class notes for October 17, 2007

In class notes for October 17, 2007 - Introduction to...

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In class notes for October 17, 2007 How do cells copy genetic material? What happens if mistakes are made during replication? o Leads to mutagenesis/repair How do cells express stored information? o How do they make RNAs? Transcripition o How do they make proteins? Translation How do cells regulate such expression? We will talk about how cells process information. To begin, we need to know about: o Genomes The sum of the total of the genetic (the information) material of a cell. Mitochondria and chloroplasts have their own genomes. Genome generally refers to genetic material in the nucleus. The chromosomes are the pysical entities that constitute a genome. Remember the three main domains of organisms Bacteria Eukarya Archaea The structures and process are in all classes but the details are vastly different. We will not look at the Archaea because they act as both bacteria and eukarya. General characteristics of genomes
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