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This covers chapters 7,8,9 of the course and prepares you for exam 3
Modern Biology 1
Professor Davenport
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 RNA is AUCG single stranded   DNA is ATCG double stranded   Proteins do everything (hair, skin, eye)  Chapter 7 focus   Transcription  RNA splicing   Translation  DNA replication  Mutations   How does DNA code for traits?  Remember the nucleus of a cell contains its chromosomes, which are made up of DNA  (and proteins)  Sequences of DNA that code for a specific protein = genes   Genes code for specific proteins  Proteins do nearly everything, including makeup us  There is a problem  DNA is locked inside the nucleus   Proteins are made at ribosomes and the rough endoplasmic reticulum OUTSIDE the  nucleus  We must have a middle man to take the information from DNA and transfer the  instructions to proteins  The middle man = RNA  DNA  RNA  Proteins  RNA is a nucleic acid like DNA, but differs in a few key ways  Single stranded   Does not contain the base T instead has the bas U  GCAT  CGUA  Step 1: DNA  RNA = transcription   Step 2: RNA  proteins = translation   What does GCTTAG transcribe to?  CGAAUC  A gene has 2 kinds of segments: introns and exons  Exons = truly coding nucleotides in DNA or RNA  Introns =   RNA splicing   Immediately after transcription but before splicing we have pre­mRNA – not spliced yet   Enzymes in nucleus cut out the introns and splice together the exons to make a full strand of only coding mRNA  Called finished or post­mRNA  Translation = mRNA  proteins  Remember proteins (polymers) are made of amino acids (monomers)  There are 20 different amino acids  Different amino acid sequence = different protein   We make 11 by ourselves   Have to eat 9 (essential)  In transcription, 1 DNA base matches with 1 RNA base   There are only 4 possible bases   During translation we use an mRNA sequence to build an amino acid sequence  There are only 4 RNA bases but 20 amino acids, we can’t match up 1 base with 1  amino acid  We can try to match up every 2 bases of RNA to every 1 amino acid   There are only 16 possible 2­base combinations  We’d only use 16 amino acids and have 4 extra  Must use 3 bases to code for 1 amino acid   Each 3 base code is called a codon  Each codon specifies that a unique amino acid should be added to build the protein   During translation, what amino acid sequence would the mRNA from your original gene  (Q1) code for?  Arginine – Isoleucine   A strand of spliced post­mRNA has a sequence of AUGGAAGGCCAA. Can you tell how  many amino acids this codes for?  Yes it would code for 4  A strand of unspliced pre­mRNA has a sequence of AUGGAAGGCCAA. Can you tell how  many are amino acids?  No because the introns have not been spliced out yet  A strand of unspliced pre­mRNA has a sequence of AUGGAAGGCCAA.  This particular sequence has an intron that is 3 bases long  Can you tell me how many amino acids this sequence codes for?  Yes, it would code for 3  DNA replication   Happens in 2 main steps  1. The original double helix is pulled apart (unzipped) by the enzyme DNA helicase   2. The enzyme DNA polymerase pairs free nucleotides (A, T, G, C) with each of the  now single stranded sides building new double­stranded DNA  TRANSLATION USE THE CHART!  DNA replication = DNA  DNA (T not U)  TRANSCRITION = DNA  RNA (U pairs with A)  Mutations   Sometimes only one base changes  Substitution   Can cause harm to an organism   Rare cases, a substitution mutation causes a benefit to an organism   Some causes, a substitution mutation is completely neutral, leading to no change  for the organism. This is the only one type of mutations (out of five total) that can  be neutral   Insertion   Deletion   Sometimes large pieces of DNA are moved  Inversion   Translocation 


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