Study Guide

DNA Structure, Replication, and Technology Topics

The Genetic Code

You hear about DNA all the time in the news, movies, and a surprisingly high number of Law &...

DNA Packaging

You know when your room gets messy, and you finally decide (that is, your mom yells at you) to...

From Genes to Proteins

If you have been reading this far, you may be thinking that DNA is a bunch of chemicals. You also...

Replication

Back when some of Shmoop's classmates were in school, their teachers would always catch them...

Polymerase Chain Reaction

There was once a great episode of Star Trek, where aliens called "tribbles" got on the ship and...

Genomes

A genome is the full complement of genes in an organism. Genomes range in size from 5000 bases (5...

Recombinant DNA

In the most recent Spider-Man movie, a mutant spider bit Peter Parker and passed its spider genes...

Common Mistakes

Many people confuse DNA with RNA, which is why TV networks canceled their buddy cop drama. A few...

Test Your Knowledge!

1. Which of the following is not a polymer?(A) DNA(B) Adenine(C) Protein(D) RNA(E) Plastic2....

Made From Trees

Biology; 6th edition; Neil A. Campbell and Jane Reece © 2011 Pearson EducationThe...

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