Molecular Biology

Welcome to the Exploring Molecular Biology learning project.

Diagram of a typical gene.

Content summary Edit

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

Learning materials Edit

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!

Lessons Edit

  • 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

Assignments Edit

Activities Edit

-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.

Readings Edit

Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection:

See also Edit

External resources Edit

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