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DNA & RNA

  • Biochemical Evolution of RNA and DNA
    • Early RNA
    • RNA evolving into DNA
  • DNA
    • Biochemical Structure
    • Chromosomal DNA
      • DNA Coiling
    • Nucleic functions
      • DNA Replication
      • DNA Transcription and Translation

DNA & RNA

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Which Came First 0:31
    • RNA Came First
    • Short RNA Molecules
    • Stored Information
  • Early RNA 1:21
    • Synthesized Proteins and Carried Info
    • Information Carrying Role of RNA
    • Evolution of Double-Stranded DNA Enabled the Storage of More Complex Info
    • DNA Became a Better Mechanism for Information Storage of Complex Traits
  • Replicating Molecules 2:35
    • Replicating Molecules Evolved and Began to Undergo Natural Selection
    • Replication
    • Protein Synthesis
  • RNA Evolves Into DNA 3:24
    • DNA Contains Instruction
    • RNA Transcribes DNA
    • Proteins Are Made from the Instructions
  • DNA Structure 4:15
  • Chromosomal DNA 5:02
  • DNA Coiling 5:26
  • DNA - Nucleic Functions 5:51
    • Transcription
    • Replication
  • Function of DNA 7:10
  • DNA Replication 7:36
    • Complete Unzipping of DNA
    • Assembly of Complementary Nucleotides
    • Only Occurs in Cell Division
  • DNA Replication Diagram 8:18
  • DNA Transcription and Translation 8:41
  • Example 1 9:46
  • Example 2 10:27
  • Example 3 10:45