RNA and the Genetic Code
RNA and the Genetic Code

RNA and the Genetic Code

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

The central dogma of biology revolves around the translation of the genetic code into protein compounds. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is involved at every stage of this process, providing both transcription via messenger RNA (mRNA) and translation via transference RNA (tRNA) and ribosomal RNA (rRNA).

In this course, the student will be introduced to the structure and functions of RNA, its involvement in gene expression for eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, and RNA processing, splicing and interference.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have familiarity with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of nucleic acids.

Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 1:42 h
  • Quiz questions 49
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course RNA and the Genetic Code

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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Easy to understand and memorize
By Christophe E. on 06. April 2022 for RNA and the Genetic Code

Professor Kevin make it enjoyable course; It helped not only in remembering many info that I forgot in the class, but also I did learn many new valuable information. The fact that the explanation provided by Dr. Kevin is so easy to understand and memorize, make this course very interesting.

RNA and dna
By Neha V. on 30. December 2021 for RNA and the Genetic Code

One of the best teachers in Lecturio my personal favourite class

Student-friendly type of lecture
By Mia S. on 15. June 2021 for Clinical Biochemistry

I like that Dr. Ahern's way of presenting the topics is informative and does not make me sleep. Usually, our classes make us feel drowsy because of too much information. It helped me understand the concepts more and I was less distracted.

Edgar Javier
By Edgar Javier S. on 02. February 2021 for RNA and the Genetic Code

La verdad es que es muy buen curso, el ponente explica demasiado bien y me gusto mucho qué hay actualizaciones