Class Prep for Nov. 22: Genes, Proteins and Genetic Testing

NPR logoTo prepare for class on Nov. 22nd, please listen to the two news stories below and work through the questions below to gain familiarity with some important concepts of the Central Dogma. Be prepared to share your responses to these questions during class discussion!

NPR: From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

  • What is a gene?
  • What is a taste receptor?
  • How do different genes result in different experiences in tasting bitterness?

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Key Terms for Biological Macromolecules

We’ll be wrapping up our introduction to biological macromolecules soon. Here are the terms you should be familiar with for this part of the course.

Monomer
Polymer
Skeletal Structure
Dehydration Synthesis
Hydrolysis
Monosaccharide
Polysaccharide
Nucleotide Continue reading Key Terms for Biological Macromolecules