BIO 208 Chapter 7 Reading Assignment

BIO 208 Chapter 7 Reading Assignment - Gene expression in...

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Reading Assignment Chapter 7 - Microbial Genetics The content of this chapter has been split between three different learning modules (7, 8 and 9). This chapter describes several important processes involving the genetics of bacteria. It begins with a description of DNA structure and replication and then continues with a description of protein synthesis. Note the significance of the universality of the genetic code.
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Unformatted text preview: Gene expression in bacteria is regulated by a variety of processes that switch genes on or off. Many of these processes involve the binding of regulatory molecules to key locations on a segment of DNA. Bacteria do not reproduce sexually and so if genetic recombination is to take place it must occur by some other mechanism(s). This chapter describes a number of mechanisms through which bacteria can receive new DNA....
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