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What are the molecular components and mechanisms necessary to preserve and duplicate an organism’s genome?

Topic

Nature of Genetic Material

Framing Question

What are the molecular components and mechanisms necessary to preserve and duplicate an organism’s genome?

Learning Objectives

  • Draw a simple line diagram showing a segment of DNA from a gene and its RNA transcript, indicating which DNA strand is the template, the direction of transcription and the polarities of all DNA and RNA strands.
  • Describe the process of mitosis, transcription, and translation. How are mistakes in these processes identified and corrected?

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