DNA Replication & Gene Expression
Virtual Cell Biology Classroom of Science Prof Online
Genetic Replication, Transcription & Translation
are the FREE Genetic Replication, Transcription & Translation Lecture materials of the Virtual Cell
Biology Classroom. The resources below are used to supplement an actual
college cell biology course.
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory Cell Biology Course. The Virtual Cell Biology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including Power Point Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
- What is DNA made of? Know the structural components.
- Understand the process of replication. (Don’t let the brief sentence fool you; this is a lot of complex info. Make sure you understand it to the level that was presented to you in the lecture PPTs).
- Explain how the DNA molecule is antiparallel.
- How does the antiparallel nature of DNA affect replication?
- What is a replication bubble?
- What is the difference between the lagging and the leading strand of DNA?
Anyone taking, teaching or interested in
biology may find these materials helpful and is welcome to use them.
The DNA Replication Lecture materials include:
- a list of learning objectives
- links to additional educational resources
Model of DNA structure at Chicago's Field Museum
- What nucleic acid base is used in the construction of RNA that is not utilized in DNA molecules? What nucleic acid based is not used in RNA molecules that is used in the construction of DNA?
- How is transcription similar to replication? How is it different?
- Understand how protein molecules are made through the process of translation.
- What types of RNA are involved in translation and what are their roles?
- What is the ‘triple code’? What is its role in the structure of proteins build through translation?
- What is a codon? What is an anti-codon?
Versions of DNA Replication PPT:
The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
These tools help the students review the main messages of the lecture while allowing the instructor to assess the class' understanding of the material.
Here is what you need to read, in addition to the PowerPoint, to master this topic. Check Moodle for additional readings.
PRACTICE TEST & REVIEW QUESTIONS
These multiple-choice / matching practice test questions and essay review questions are designed to help you better understand the material from this lecture.
MORE DNA REPLICATION & GENE EXPRESSION LINKS
A protein being synthesized at the ribosome, based on the instructions in mRNA.
- Bio Rad GTCA Song musical advertisement for SsoFast™. Also useful for learning about enzymes.