CHEN 1000 Biotech Lecture 4 Notes

CHEN 1000 Biotech Lecture 4 Notes - 1 •'Rain-making...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 • 'Rain-making' bacteria found around the world – Christner, B. et al.Science 319 , 1214 (2008) (Brent Christiner, LSU) – Bacteria in snow raised freezing temperature – Found everywhere -- antartica, france, montana – Hypothesis • Used as a tool to break plant cell walls • Used to speed up return to surface Recombinant DNA Technology 2 Basic Biology • Cells – Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic • Biological Macromolecules – DNA: polymer of nucleotides, Information – RNA: polymer of nucleotides, messenger – Proteins: polymer of amino-acids, the workers • Concept of Genetic Engineering – Proteins copy, cut, paste DNA – DNA can move between cells – DNA contains genes that define traits – Use this to move genes/traits to different organisms • Everything in book, lecture notes, quizzes, creative challenges 1. isolating desired DNA fragments 2. joining them in new combinations 3. introducing the newly combined DNA into a living organism....
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course CHEN 1000 taught by Professor Degrazia,j during the Spring '04 term at Colorado.

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CHEN 1000 Biotech Lecture 4 Notes - 1 •'Rain-making...

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