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 111
  • 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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Excellent, I highly recommend this course, I was able to understand everything.
By Bianca Vianey R. on 06. March 2024 for Nucleic Acid Structure and Function

I loved this course, my study was easier and more efficient due to the way everything was explained in such a simple way.

Excellent lecture.
By Mariana . on 23. January 2024 for The Levels of Eukaryotic Gene Expression

Dr. Georgina turns difficult topics in genetics into clear and simple concepts that are easy to digest! For the first time I feel like am starting to understand the Central Dogma and related subjects better thanks to her. She's also greatly commited to student success by answering to students questions and concerns about the subject.

Great, straight to the point lecture.
By Mariana . on 13. December 2023 for Overview of Transcription and Translation

I like how she breaks down the information in small and easy to understand pieces. There's no need to overcomplicate things like other science teachers love to do.

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!!