Week9_Guide - 7. Explain how gel electrophoresis is used to...

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Week 9 Guide for Independent Learning As you read Ch. 19, and sections 20.2-3, formulate answers to these questions. 1. List and describe the structural components of viruses. 2. Distinguish between the lytic and lysogenic reproductive cycles, using phage lambda as an example. 3. List some characteristics that viruses share with living organisms and explain why viruses do not fit our usual definition of life. 4. Distinguish between viruses, viroids, and prions and give examples of diseases caused by each. 5. Describe the reproductive cycle of HIV. 6. Outline the procedures for cloning a eukaryotic gene in a bacterial plasmid.
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Unformatted text preview: 7. Explain how gel electrophoresis is used to analyze nucleic acids and to distinguish between two alleles of a gene. 8. Describe the Southern blotting procedure and explain how it can be used to detect and analyze instances of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). 9. Explain how RFLP analysis facilitated the process of genomic mapping. 10. Explain the purposes of gene expression studies. Describe the use of DNA microarray assays and explain how they facilitate such studies....
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