In class notes November 7, 2007

In class notes November 7, 2007 - Introduction to...

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Introduction to Biological Sciences 111a In class notes for November 7, 2007 A gene is a sequence of nucleotides that is transcribed to produce an RNA molecule. To understand transcription we have to know about genes. Today we are going to talk about the molecular structure of a gene. This information is needed to understand the process of transcription and translation. Most genes encode for proteins but not all. Today we are talking about genes that encode for proteins. o Eukaryotic genes that encode for proteins Look at the figure on the slide that says molecular structure of a gene on the bottom Eukaryotes process DNA to make pre mRNA, which is then processed to mRNA and tranlated to form a amino acids, which compose the proteins. We transcribe the complementary strand, then it is altered, but we will discuss it later The amino terminus is the 5’ end and the carboxy terminus is the 3’ end The transcription unit = gene is one monocistronic gene
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2009 for the course BSCI 110A taught by Professor Broadie/patton during the Fall '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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