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  • Dna Transfers To Messenger Rna
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    Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis 7-1 DNA Cells "know" how to how to produce ATP, how to build cilia and centrioles, how to produce membranes and enzymes. A program, or code, in living cells must be able to duplicate itself quickly and accurately and must also have a means of being decoded and put into effect. The Genetic Code Biologists call the program of the cell the genetic code. The work genetic refers to anything that relates to heredity. The genetic code is the way in which cells store ...
  • Specific Amino Acid On The Polypeptide Chain
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    Understanding Human Genetics: From Nucleotides to Life Within the nuclei of every one of our cells lie massive amounts of information. This information is stored neatly in our chromosomes. The coding on these chromosomes dictates every aspect of our physical self, but it is useless if it simply remains undecided in the depths of our nuclei; it must be translated into something that can be read. This happens in the process of protein synthesis. The first part of the process of protein synthesis i...
  • Strands Unwind At The Replication Fork
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    The General View of Lagging and Leading Strand Synthesis The synthesis of a new strand of a replicating DNA molecule as a series of short fragments that are subsequently joined together. Only one of the new strands, the so-called lagging strand, is synthesized in this way. The other strand (leading strand) is synthesized by continuous addition of nucleotides to the growing end, i.e. continuous replication. The difference arises because of the different orientations of the parent template strands...
  • Ribosome Passes Along The M Rna Molecule
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    For more than 50 years after the science of genetics was established and the patterns of inheritance through genes were clarified, the largest questions remained unanswered: How are the chromosomes and their genes copied so exactly from cell to cell, and how do they direct the structure and behavior of living things? This paper will discuss those questions and the people that answered them. Two American geneticists, George Wells Beadle and Edward Lawrie Tatum, provided one of the first important...
  • Lord Of The Flies Newspaper Article
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    Newspaper Reports - Real Newspaper STRANDED Have you ever been stranded on an island? While you were at a young age, have you ever been stranded with just kids of your own age? That is what it was like for a plane full of boys. Their plane had crashed on and island somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean at 8: 47 am last on August 6th. Their pilot was killed in the crash; all the boys were left to fend for themselves on the island. While on the island the boys constructed shelters and a way of hunting f...
  • Direction And Dna Strands
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    DNA replication is a complex cellular function that is necessary in order to sustain life and achieve growth. Many enzymes, proteins, and other molecules work together to ensure that genetic information is replicated efficiently, quickly, and accurately. Without any one of these components, replication would be very limited in its efficacy. DNA is comprised of two strands of complementary nitrogenous bases (adenine & thymine, guanine & cytosine), five-carbon sugars (either ribose or deoxyribose)...

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