Chapter 7: Microbial Genetics

The Structure and Replication of Genomes

The structure of nucleic acids
The structure of prokaryotic genomes
The structure of eukaryotic genomes
DNA replication

Gene Function

The relationship between genotype and phenotype
The transfer of genetic information
The events in transcription
The genetic code
Regulation of genetic expression

Mutations of Genes

Types of mutations
Effects of mutations
Frequency of mutation
DNA repair
Identifying mutants, mutagens and carcinogens

Genetic Recombination and Transfer

Horizontal gene transfer among prokaryotes
Transposons and transposition

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