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Human Heredity 7e
Chapter 9: Gene Expression: From Genes to Proteins
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this chapter, you should have an understanding of:
a. the idea that genetic information stored in DNA is used to synthesize proteins.
b. the nature and characteristics of the genetic code, including the idea of the transfer of
genetic information from DNA to protein.
c. the process of transcription and the processing of messenger RNA.
d. the process of translation, including initiation, elongation and termination.
e. the polypeptide product, including the importance of correct folding into proteins and
the functions that proteins perform in the cell.
f. the organization of a typical human (eukaryotic) gene, with promoter, introns and
exons, and terminator