DNA basics

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DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid): molecular instructions that guide how all living things develop and function...more

Gene: a region of DNA that instructs the cell on how to build protein(s). As a human, you usually get a set of instructions from your mom and another set from your dad... more

Genome: all of the genetic information of an organism (living thing)... more

What if you could get a private lecture on DNA, genes, and genomes? This is what we are offering right here with our introductory biology class audio snippets. Our audio snippets cover a collection of topics that students often have trouble understanding. We included three snippets below from our iTunes U Living World Series to help you learn about the amazing how-to guides written in the DNA of all living things.

The instructor for your lessons will be biologist Jim Elser from the ASU School of Life Sciences. Pull up a chair and listen in as he talks about DNA and more.

 What is DNA? [length 5:36 - download file]

How does DNA store information? [length 2:34 - download file]

What are the functions of a genetic molecule? [length 9:57 - download file]

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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Listen & Learn About DNA
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: April 24, 2010
  • Date accessed: June 12, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2010, April 24). Listen & Learn About DNA. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Listen & Learn About DNA". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 24 April, 2010. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Listen & Learn About DNA". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 24 Apr 2010. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 12 Jun 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/listen-learn-about-dna

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
Jim Elser
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