Biomolecules - DNA Replication and Sequencing
In this free online course, you will learn about the different techniques of DNA replication and sequencing.
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This free online course on DNA Replication and Sequencing describes how DNA duplicates itself within a biological cell and then compares that process with the simplified process of DNA replication in the laboratory. You will first learn about the problems associated with mimicking the DNA replication process that occurs within eukaryotic cells. This is discussed in detail to enable you to appreciate the PCR machine, which replicates DNA using fewer ingredients and less time.
Next, you will learn about the two most popular methods of DNA sequencing and some related numerical and chemical problems. This course also discusses the chemical synthesis of one compound from another, including the problems and solutions of the synthesis process. Finally, you will be introduced to a special kind of chemistry, called Click Chemistry, and its application in medicinal and chemical biology.
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DNA Replication - Learning Outcomes
Chemistry and Biology of DNA Replication
Chemistry of Polymerase Chain Reaction
PCR: Major Components and Steps
Sanger's DNA Sequencing
DNA Replication - Lesson Summary
DNA Sequencing - Learning Outcomes
DNA sequencing: Maxam - Gilbert Method
Problems with Chemical Synthesis
DNA Sequencing - Lesson Summary
Once you have completed this course, you should be able to:
- Compare the process of DNA replication within a biological cell with the PCR process
- Identify the challenges associated with mimicking the DNA replication process of biological cells in the laboratory
- Describe the steps of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- Distinguish between Sanger's method and Maxam-Gilbert's method of DNA sequencing
- Solve problems related to DNA and RNA chemistry
- Indicate the correct ionic form of a peptide molecule
- Discuss the concept of Click Chemistry
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