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Subunit 2

This subunit will be focusing on the scientific history surrounding the discovery of DNA's functions and structure; DNA replication; and protein synthesis. It is expected to take 7 days of study. The Test on this UNIT is schedule for January 20th and 21st.
    Schedule
    1. Day 1: 12/18, 1/4
      • Movie: DNA: The Secret of Life
    2. Day 2: 1/5 - 1/6
      • History of DNA discoveries
        • DNA carries the genetic code
          • Griffith
          • Avery
          • Hershey and Chase
        • DNA Structure
          • Chargaff
          • Rosalind Franklin
          • Watson and Crick
    3. Day 3: 1/7 - 1/8
      • Model Building of DNA molecule
        • Nucleotides
          • Adenine pairs with Thymine
          • Guanine pairs with Cytosine
      • DNA Replication
        • Proteins Involved: DNA polymerase, helicase
        • Semiconservative
        • S stage of cell cycle
    Day 4 and 5 were reversed for timing issues (updated 1/11--MB)
    1. Day 5: 1/11 - 1/12
    2. Day 4: 1/13 - 1/14
      • Protein Synthesis
        • Transcription
          • RNA polymerase
          • Uracil
        • RNA processing
          • exons - EXpressed
          • introns - cut out, "IN the way"
        • Translation
          • Ribosomes
          • RNA
            • mRNA
            • tRNA
            • rRNA
          • Codons
          • Amino Acids
    3. Day 6: 1/15, 1/19
      • Mutations
      • Genetic Technology
    4. Day 7: 1/20 - 1/21: 
      • Test