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
Translation
Regulation of genetic expression
 

Mutations of Genes

Types of mutations
Effects of mutations
Mutagens
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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