Copyright  ©  The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Chapter 10 Molecular Biolog...
DNA Is the Genetic Material
10.1 DNA is a transforming substance <ul><li>During the late 1920s, the bacteriologist Frederick Griffith was attempting t...
10.2 DNA, not protein,  is the genetic material <ul><li>Hershey and Chase Experiment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In their experi...
Figure 10.2B Hershey and Chase experiment I
Figure 10.2C Hershey and Chase experiment II
10.3 DNA and RNA are  polymers of nucleotides <ul><li>Nucleic acids  contain only  nucleotides , molecules that are compos...
Figure 10.3A DNA is a polynucleotide—contains many nucleotides
Figure 10.3B The four bases in DNA nucleotides
RNA <ul><li>RNA (ribonucleic acid)  another polymer of nucleotides </li></ul><ul><li>RNA differs from DNA  </li></ul><ul><...
10.4 DNA meets the criteria for the genetic material <ul><li>The genetic material must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable ...
Figure 10.4  Complementary  base pairing
10.5 DNA is a double helix <ul><li>The double helix suggests that the stability and variability of the molecule is in the ...
Figure 10.5B The Watson and Crick model of DNA
DNA Can Be Duplicated
10.6 DNA replication is semiconservative <ul><li>DNA replication -  the process of copying a DNA molecule </li></ul><ul><l...
Figure 10.6 Semiconservative replication (simplified)
10.7 Many different proteins  help DNA replicate Figure 10.7 DNA replication (in depth)
Genes Specify the Makeup of Proteins
10.8 Genes are linked to proteins Figure 10.8 Chemical basis of sickle-cell disease in humans
10.9 The making of a protein requires transcription and translation <ul><li>Gene -  segment of DNA that specifies the amin...
Figure 10.9 Overview of gene expression
10.10 The genetic code for amino acids is a triplet code <ul><li>Genetic code -  sequence of nucleotides in DNA specifies ...
Figure 10.10  RNA codons
10.11 During transcription, a gene passes its coded information to an mRNA <ul><li>messenger RNA (mRNA) -  takes instructi...
Figure 10.11A Transcription:  synthesis of RNA
Figure 10.11B mRNA transcripts extending from horizontal DNA
10.12 In eukaryotes, an mRNA  is processed before  leaving the nucleus <ul><li>Primary mRNA is composed of exons and intro...
Figure 10.12 mRNA processing in eukaryotes
10.13 During translation,  each transfer RNA carries a  particular amino acid <ul><li>transfer RNA (tRNA)  molecules trans...
Figure 10.13A Cloverleaf model  of tRNA
Figure 10.13B Space-filling model of tRNA molecule
10.14 Translation occurs at ribosomes in cytoplasm <ul><li>ribosomal RNA (rRNA)  is produced from a DNA template in the nu...
Figure 10.14 Ribosome structure and function
10.15 Initiation begins the process  of polypeptide production <ul><li>Initiation -  the step that brings all the translat...
10.16 Elongation builds a polypeptide  one amino acid at a time <ul><li>Elongation -  a polypeptide increases in length on...
10.17 Let’s review gene expression
 
Mutations Are Changes in the Sequence of DNA Bases
10.18 Mutations affect genetic information and expression <ul><li>Genetic mutation -  a permanent change in the sequence o...
Figure 10.18A Types of point mutations
APPLYING THE CONCEPTS—HOW BIOLOGY IMPACTS OUR LIVES 10.19 Many agents can  cause mutations <ul><li>Some mutations are spon...
APPLYING THE CONCEPTS—HOW SCIENCE PROGRESSES 10.20 Transposons are  “jumping genes” <ul><li>Transposons have the following...
Connecting the Concepts: Chapter 10 <ul><li>Using all previously collected data concerning DNA structure, Watson and Crick...
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  1. 1. Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Chapter 10 Molecular Biology of Inheritance
  2. 2. DNA Is the Genetic Material
  3. 3. 10.1 DNA is a transforming substance <ul><li>During the late 1920s, the bacteriologist Frederick Griffith was attempting to develop a vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) </li></ul>Figure 10.1 Griffith’s transformation experiment
  4. 4. 10.2 DNA, not protein, is the genetic material <ul><li>Hershey and Chase Experiment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In their experiment, Hershey and Chase relied on a chemical difference between DNA and protein to solve whether DNA or protein was the genetic material </li></ul></ul>Figure 10.2A Structure of the virus (T2 bacteriophage) used by Hershey and Chase
  5. 5. Figure 10.2B Hershey and Chase experiment I
  6. 6. Figure 10.2C Hershey and Chase experiment II
  7. 7. 10.3 DNA and RNA are polymers of nucleotides <ul><li>Nucleic acids contain only nucleotides , molecules that are composed of a nitrogen-containing base, a phosphate, and a pentose </li></ul><ul><li>(5-carbon sugar) </li></ul><ul><li>DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) contains the </li></ul><ul><li>5-carbon sugar deoxyribose </li></ul><ul><li>DNA contains four nucleotides with different bases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, and Cytosine </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Figure 10.3A DNA is a polynucleotide—contains many nucleotides
  9. 9. Figure 10.3B The four bases in DNA nucleotides
  10. 10. RNA <ul><li>RNA (ribonucleic acid) another polymer of nucleotides </li></ul><ul><li>RNA differs from DNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has ribose as a sugar, not deoxyribose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has uracil in place of thymine </li></ul></ul>Figure 10.3C The uracil nucleotide in RNA replaces thymine in DNA
  11. 11. 10.4 DNA meets the criteria for the genetic material <ul><li>The genetic material must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable between species and able to store information that causes species to vary from one another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant within a species and able to be replicated with high fidelity during cell division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to undergo rare changes , called mutations , that provide the genetic variability that allows evolution to occur </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Figure 10.4 Complementary base pairing
  13. 13. 10.5 DNA is a double helix <ul><li>The double helix suggests that the stability and variability of the molecule is in the sequence of bases </li></ul>Figure 10.5A X-ray diffraction of DNA
  14. 14. Figure 10.5B The Watson and Crick model of DNA
  15. 15. DNA Can Be Duplicated
  16. 16. 10.6 DNA replication is semiconservative <ul><li>DNA replication - the process of copying a DNA molecule </li></ul><ul><li>Replication requires the following steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unwinding: Old strands are unwound and “unzipped” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complementary base pairing: New complementary nucleotides are positioned by the process of base pairing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joining: Complementary nucleotides join to form new strands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each daughter DNA molecule contains a template strand, or old strand, and a new strand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Steps 2 and 3 are carried out by DNA polymerase </li></ul>
  17. 17. Figure 10.6 Semiconservative replication (simplified)
  18. 18. 10.7 Many different proteins help DNA replicate Figure 10.7 DNA replication (in depth)
  19. 19. Genes Specify the Makeup of Proteins
  20. 20. 10.8 Genes are linked to proteins Figure 10.8 Chemical basis of sickle-cell disease in humans
  21. 21. 10.9 The making of a protein requires transcription and translation <ul><li>Gene - segment of DNA that specifies the amino acid sequence of a protein </li></ul><ul><li>During transcription DNA serves as a template for RNA formation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DNA is transcribed, monomer by monomer, into RNA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>During translation an RNA transcript directs the sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide </li></ul>
  22. 22. Figure 10.9 Overview of gene expression
  23. 23. 10.10 The genetic code for amino acids is a triplet code <ul><li>Genetic code - sequence of nucleotides in DNA specifies the order of amino acids in a polypeptide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Codon - three base sequence corresponding to a specific amino acid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Important properties of the genetic code: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The genetic code is degenerate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The genetic code is unambiguous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The code has start and stop signals </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Figure 10.10 RNA codons
  25. 25. 10.11 During transcription, a gene passes its coded information to an mRNA <ul><li>messenger RNA (mRNA) - takes instructions from DNA in the nucleus to the ribosomes in the cytoplasm </li></ul><ul><li>RNA polymerase joins the nucleotides together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoter defines the start of a gene, the direction of transcription, and the strand to be transcribed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stop sequence causes RNA polymerase to stop transcribing the DNA and to release the mRNA molecule, called an mRNA transcript </li></ul>
  26. 26. Figure 10.11A Transcription: synthesis of RNA
  27. 27. Figure 10.11B mRNA transcripts extending from horizontal DNA
  28. 28. 10.12 In eukaryotes, an mRNA is processed before leaving the nucleus <ul><li>Primary mRNA is composed of exons and introns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The exons of mRNA will be expressed, but the introns will not </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Function of Introns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Might allow exons to be put together in different sequences so that various mRNAs and proteins can result from a single gene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some introns might regulate gene expression by feeding back to determine which coding genes are to be expressed and how they should be spliced </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Figure 10.12 mRNA processing in eukaryotes
  30. 30. 10.13 During translation, each transfer RNA carries a particular amino acid <ul><li>transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules transfer amino acids to the ribosomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticodon - a group of three bases that is complementary to a specific codon of mRNA at a ribosome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wobble hypothesis - the first two positions in a tRNA anticodon pair obey the A–U/G–C configuration, but the third position can be variable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps ensure that, despite changes in DNA base sequences, the correct sequence of amino acids will result in a protein </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Figure 10.13A Cloverleaf model of tRNA
  32. 32. Figure 10.13B Space-filling model of tRNA molecule
  33. 33. 10.14 Translation occurs at ribosomes in cytoplasm <ul><li>ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is produced from a DNA template in the nucleolus of a nucleus </li></ul><ul><li>Polyribosome - several ribosomes are often attached to and translating the same mRNA </li></ul>
  34. 34. Figure 10.14 Ribosome structure and function
  35. 35. 10.15 Initiation begins the process of polypeptide production <ul><li>Initiation - the step that brings all the translation components together </li></ul>Figure 10.15 Initiation
  36. 36. 10.16 Elongation builds a polypeptide one amino acid at a time <ul><li>Elongation - a polypeptide increases in length one amino acid at a time </li></ul>Figure 10.16 Elongation cycle
  37. 37. 10.17 Let’s review gene expression
  38. 39. Mutations Are Changes in the Sequence of DNA Bases
  39. 40. 10.18 Mutations affect genetic information and expression <ul><li>Genetic mutation - a permanent change in the sequence of bases in DNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point mutations - a change in a single DNA nucleotide and, therefore, a change in a specific codon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frameshift mutations occur when one or more nucleotides are either inserted or deleted from DNA </li></ul></ul>
  40. 41. Figure 10.18A Types of point mutations
  41. 42. APPLYING THE CONCEPTS—HOW BIOLOGY IMPACTS OUR LIVES 10.19 Many agents can cause mutations <ul><li>Some mutations are spontaneous while others are due to environmental mutagens </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Mutagens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutagen - an environmental agent that increases the chances of a mutation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carcinogens - cancer-causing agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco smoke contains a number of organic chemicals that are known carcinogens </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 43. APPLYING THE CONCEPTS—HOW SCIENCE PROGRESSES 10.20 Transposons are “jumping genes” <ul><li>Transposons have the following effects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are involved in transcriptional control because they block transcription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can carry a copy of host genes when they jump and can be a source of chromosomal mutations such as translocations, deletions, and inversions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can leave copies of themselves and certain host genes before jumping and be a source of duplication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can contain one or more genes that make a bacterium resistant to antibiotics </li></ul></ul>
  43. 44. Connecting the Concepts: Chapter 10 <ul><li>Using all previously collected data concerning DNA structure, Watson and Crick were able to arrive at the legendary design of DNA—a double helix </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary base pairing explains the replication of DNA, how RNA molecules are made </li></ul><ul><li>Geneticists have confirmed that proteins are the link between the genotype and the phenotype </li></ul><ul><li>DNA base sequence -> amino acid </li></ul><ul><li> sequence -> </li></ul><ul><li> enzyme -> organism structure </li></ul>
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