lecture6F06 - Learning goals Lecture 6 Genetic information...

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Genetics is a PLAN for life What is genetics; why it is important, genetic plans; genetic reality vs analogy; what you need to know about molecular genetics in this class Essential molecular genetics An analogy; DNA, base, nucleotide, protein, amino acid, enzyme, mRNA, transcription, translation, gene experssion Learning goals: Lecture 6, Genetic information Text Reading: Download extra file on web site on “What you need to know about DNA. The Figures that you should look at can be found in the lecture file. Genomes are organized differently in different species what is a genomes, eukaryotic; prokaryotic, chromosome; nuclear DNA; extranuclear DNA, genome project; DNA sequencing, bioinformatics; Kilobase (kb), megabase, species differences in genomes You need to be able to explain the following to yourself and to me (on exams):
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Please finish studying Lecture 5 on your own - we need to go ahead and stay on schedule.
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What is genetics? Book (glossary) definition - “the scientific study of heredity and hereditary variations” But what does hereditary mean? Genetics is a PLAN for life what is genetics why it is important genetic plans reality vs analogy molecular genetics in this class
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What is genetics? Book (glossary) definition - “the scientific study of heredity and hereditary variations” What does hereditary mean? - something is hereditary if it is passed from one generation (organisms* alive at one point in time) to the next generation. *You are an individual organism Genetics is a PLAN for life what is genetics why it is important genetic plans reality vs analogy molecular genetics in this class
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What is genetics? Book (glossary) definition - “the scientific study of heredity and hereditary variations” What does hereditary mean? - something is hereditary if it is passed from one generation (organisms alive at one point in time) to the next generation. An idea from me: “Genetics is the study of how life goes on, even though individual organisms die.” Genetics is a PLAN for life what is genetics why it is important genetic plans reality vs analogy molecular genetics in this class
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Why is understanding genetics important? It is major intellectual problem (question) It has huge practical implications (cancer, hereditary diseases, crop domestication, etc.) Genetics is a PLAN for life what is genetics why it is important genetic plans reality vs analogy molecular genetics in this class
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If “Genetics is the study of how life goes on, even though individual organisms die”, then what exactly is passed on? What is passed from one generation to the next are the plans for life. Genetics is a PLAN for life what is genetics why it is important genetic plans reality vs analogy molecular genetics in this class
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What would we like to see in a genetic plan?
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