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How does the nucleotide sequence of the gene lead to biological function?

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Information storage and flow are dynamic and interactive

Framing Question

How does the nucleotide sequence of the gene lead to biological function?

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role of repetitive and non-repetitive DNA and how its relative abundance varies from prokaryotes to eukaryotes.
  • Explain the process of gene regulation connecting how extracellular signals can result in a change of gene expression.
  • Discuss how genes are organized and contrast the different approaches used in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
  • Explain how mRNA processing occurs and how splicing affects the diversity of gene products in eukaryotic organisms.

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