Transmission of Genetic Information from the Gene to the Protein

Transmission of Genetic Information from the Gene to the Protein

by Kevin Ahern, PhD, Georgina Cornwall, PhD

This course covers the material of content category 1B of the official MCAT exam content outline.

Traits associated with survival are codified and passed down from generation to generation via genetic material. In order for traits to be materialized, they must be decoded and translated into proteins via gene transcription and translation. This is known as the central dogma of biology, the mechanism of inheritance and expression of evolutionary advantages that has ensured the preservation of all species currently living on the planet, including human beings.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the processes of transcription and translation of genetic information in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic concepts of college-grade biology and chemistry.

Course Details

  • Videos 53
  • Duration 3:22 h
  • Quiz questions 112
  • Concept Pages 24

Content

Your Educators of course Transmission of Genetic Information from the Gene to the Protein

 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”.

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.


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Clear But Miss Scientific Term and Details
By Christophe E. on 18. April 2022 for Gene Expression

The explanation are cleared. However, they are not included many scientific terms and scientific details that necessary to well understand the content and to do well in the MCAT exam. In other words the content of that lecture are too simple for MCAT students.

 
Lack of concepts presentation
By Marcos M. on 24. February 2022 for Charging of tRNA

How can the process of charging of tRNA be explained if the concept of tRNA has not been presented? What tRNA does and then how it's charged. I am loosing too much time googling stuff. Maybe it has been presented, but it's not part of this playlist, which should be complete.

 
This lecture needs to be replaced
By Antonio M. on 19. February 2022 for Binding Motifs

This explanation was not clear at all. I had to research a lot of information elsewhere to understand the concepts presented. This is the exact opposite of what is to be expected of something that should make students life easier.

 
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By Isaac G. on 27. January 2022 for One Gene One Polypeptide Hypothesis

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