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