DNA and the Genome

Genome homeThrough the study of DNA and the genome, this Unit explores the molecular basis of evolution and biodiversity. The universal nature of DNA as the information storage molecule is emphasised, while relevant differences in the organisation of DNA between prokaryotes and eukaryotes are highlighted. The link between the precision of replication of DNA and the complementary nature of DNA bases is central to the understanding of both DNA replication for cell division and the in vitro replication technology of PCR.


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