Molecular Biology

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Welcome to the Exploring Molecular Biology learning project.

Diagram of a typical gene.

Content summary[edit]

Independent study with group collaboration projects for exploration of the molecular basis of life.

Learning materials[edit]

Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing!

Lessons[edit]

  • Lesson 1:
  • Chemical structure of DNA
    • Phosphodiester bonds are formed 5' to 3'
    • A pairs with T
    • G pairs with C
  • Chemical structure of RNA
    • Understand the difference between DNA and RNA
    • Uracil pairs with Adenine
    • Hydroxy group on the 2' carbon

Assignments[edit]

Activities[edit]

-Draw Ribose label the 5' (5 prime) carbon and 3' carbon and 2' carbon. -Draw Deoxyribose. label the 5' carbon and 3' carbon -Draw adenine and guanine -Draw cytosine and thymine -Draw Uracil -Draw adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) -Draw

  • etc.

Readings[edit]

Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection:

See also[edit]

External resources[edit]

Please place links to external learning resources on this subpage.

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