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Lecture 1

BIO SCI 99 Lecture 1: Bio 99 Lec 1


Department
Biological Sciences
Course Code
BIO SCI 99
Professor
Tatianne
Lecture
1

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LECTURE 1
DNA:
A. Possesses catalytic activity
B. Is the cell's genetic information
C. Is directly involved in protein synthesis
D. More than 1 of the above are true
RNA is produced through the process known as:
A. Translation - RNA to protein
B. Transcription
Protein:
A. Possesses catalytic activity
B. Is directly involved in translation
Is directly involved in transcription
C. All of the above are true
Central Dogma:
Information flows in the direction DNA ---> RNA ---> protein
o DNA acts as a template for its own synthesis
EXCEPTION: RNA viruses
o Use RNA template to make more RNA
EXCEPTION: telomerase
o Synthesizes DNA from RNA
o On RNA template and used to produce DNA
QUESTION: Which of the following is NOT a component of a DNA/RNA nucleotide?
A. A 5 carbon sugar
B. A nitrogen rich base connected to C1
C. A Phosphate group connected to C5
D. An OH group connected to C3
E. All of the above are part of DNA/RNA nucleotides
Nucleic Acid Nomenclature:
o Thymine (DNA only)
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