Genes and Proteins Resources
This chapter covers the details of the Central dogma including transcription and translation. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic transcription are compared. Eukaryotic RNA processing is described. Protein synthesis is outlined including protein folding and modifications of the newly created proteins.
Learning Objectives (Biology II TAGs)
- The Genetic Code
- Prokaryotic Transcription
- Eukaryotic Transcription
- RNA Processing in Eukaryotes
- Ribosomes and Protein Synthesis
Recommended Textbook Resources
Chapter 15: Genes and Proteins
OpenStax: Biology 2e
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Student Assessment Activities
Assessment 1 - Transcription and Translation Activity
Assessment 2 - Combined Transcription Translation Mutation Activity