Episodes
Professor Lander explains DNA Replication, the functions of the enzymes involved, and how problems that arise during replication are addressed.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Sive discusses nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, the structures and properties of nucleotides, base-pairing, and the importance of DNA structure.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander explains review the differences between DNA and RNA, and explains the process of transcription.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Walker introduces concepts in biochemistry, including cell composition, proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander discusses the process of transformation, using plasmids and E. Coli bacteria, constructing a library of bacterial cells, regulating the lengths of DNA fragments, finding a desired gene.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander discusses the development of cloning, and recombinant DNA technologies.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander explains restriction enzymes and how they are used in recombinant DNA technologies.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander recaps Mendel's experiments, then discusses Mendel's Second Law versus the Chromosome Theory, and Drosophila (fruitfly) genetics and recombination
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Professor Lander discusses the experiments of Griffiths, Avery, Hersh and Chase, discovering DNA as the hereditary material, Watson, Crick, and Franklin, the double helix structure of DNA, Chargaff's rules, and Meselson and Stahl.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander discusses DNA ligation, the role of the enzyme ligase, and using vectors and E. Coli bacteria to replicate a sequence of DNA.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander discusses the semi-conservative replication model, and explains the density centrifugation process.
Published 06/18/15
In this lecture clip, Eric Lander discusses Mendel's second law, independent assortment, and then explains the discovery of chromosomes, mitosis, and meiosis.
Published 06/18/15
Professor Lander introduces the study of Biology, discusses the different levels of organization of life, important dates in the history of life, and the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Published 06/18/15
In this lecture clip, Eric Lander discusses Mendel's experiments with pea plants.
Published 06/18/15