Molecular Biology

Welcome to the Exploring Molecular Biology learning project.

Diagram of a typical gene.

Content summaryEdit

Independent study with group collaboration projects for exploration of the molecular basis of life.

Learning materialsEdit

Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing!


  • Lesson 1:
  • Chemical structure of DNA
    • Phosphodiester bonds are formed 5' to 3'
    • A pairs with T
    • G pairs with C
  • Chemical structure of RNA
    • Understand the difference between DNA and RNA
    • Uracil pairs with Adenine
    • Hydroxy group on the 2' carbon



-Draw Ribose label the 5' (5 prime) carbon and 3' carbon and 2' carbon. -Draw Deoxyribose. label the 5' carbon and 3' carbon -Draw adenine and guanine -Draw cytosine and thymine -Draw Uracil -Draw adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) -Draw

  • etc.


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