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 15


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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Very helpful
By Alejandra S. on 24. February 2023 for One Gene One Polypeptide Hypothesis

The analogy of the central dogma is the best explanation I've ever heard!!

Clear concepts
By Solomon T. on 17. January 2023 for Overview of Transcription and Translation

I appreciate the approach to clear concepts and road map to the subject matter.

Some comparison flow charts are needed
By Rama J. on 05. December 2022 for Biotechnology

Topic is not comparing the topics from previous topics in the table form. Then students will remembered

Not clear
By Faisal A. on 27. October 2022 for Prokaryotic Transcription

Ms Cornwall presentations hard to understand with no clear imaging and orientation of the slides