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Molecules of Inheritance
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/molecules/
Explore the different areas and activities and use the information to answer the following questions.
1. What are the base paring rules for DNA?
2. How is DNA replicated? Try building a DNA molecule and then scroll down to see how your body does it.
3. The two-step process by which cells read a gene and produce a string of amino acids that will eventually
become a protein is called:
______________________________and _______________________________
4. Transcribe and Translate a Gene.
a. How is mRNA different for DNA? (hint, scroll down and read the side bar on this page for help)
b. What is the correct starting [position for translation?
c. Write the amino acids used to assemble the protein you just built in order below.
d. Where does translation take place?
5. Once assembled, what is the key to a protein’s unique function?
6. Explain What Makes a Firefly Glow using all of the words below
RNA Polymerase LUC gene
Translation
Amino Acids
Functional Luciferase Enzyme
Transcription
Luciferin
mRNA
Oxyluciferin
Luciferase Enzyme
three dimensional
Ribosome
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