Genomics: ( genetics - genes - genetic code - RNA/DNA)
Biology's "Central Dogma" -The secret of life!
- The DNA is copied thereby replicating its information in a process that involves many enzymes. This process is calledreplication .
- The DNA codes for the production of messenger RNA (mRNA) during transcription.
- Messenger RNA carries coded information to ribosomes. The ribosomes "read" this information and use it for protein synthesis. This process is calledtranslation .
Proteins do not code for the production of protein, RNA or DNA. They are involved in almost all biological activities, structural or enzymatic.
DNA/RNA - What is it good for?
The following resources were originally accessed through the BioSciEd Net (BEN) digital resources collection, which is the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education. For more teaching resources, please visit BEN to use their searchable database. BEN is free to use, but requires registration.
- DNA Molecule- Two Views - this AccessExcellence resource offers an image and description of the DNA molecule.
- DNA Structure - this MicrobeLibrary.org resource offers several images of DNA structures.
- Atlas of Macromolecules - this website offers pictures and lesson plans regarding major macromolecules such as proteins, DNA, and RNA.