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6.1  Discussion Materials & Extras

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Chapter 9: Proteins and the genetic code

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  1. compare the sequences of a gene and its protein to evaluate their relationship.
  2. examine and explain the experimental findings that the genetic code is nonoverlapping and degenerate.
  3. understand that although translation is conserved across all of life, there are some important differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
  4. compare and contrast the critical roles played by two functional RNAs — ribosomal RNA and tRNA — in protein synthesis.
  5. provide evidence that the ribosomal RNA, not the ribosomal proteins, carries out the key steps in translation.
  6. compare different types of posttranslational processing and their importance for protein function.

6.1  Discussion Materials & Extras

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YouTube video of prokaryotic translation.
YouTube video of eukaryotic translation.