Basic Genetics for Teachers: Professional Development

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Take Basic Genetics for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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8 chapters in Basic Genetics for Teachers: Professional Development

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Ch 1. The Molecular and Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[2973].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds  Take Quiz
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Lesson 2 - DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What Is DNA Replication? - Conservative, Semi-Conservative & Dispersive Models  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - How Helicase Unwinds the DNA Double Helix in Preparation for Replication  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - How DNA Polymerase and RNA Primase Initiate DNA Replication  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Protein Synthesis in the Cell and the Central Dogma  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Transcription of Messenger RNA (mRNA) from DNA  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Regulation of Gene Expression: Transcriptional Repression and Induction  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - How An Operon Controls Transcription in a Prokaryotic Cell  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Examples of Transcription Regulation in Eukaryotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - RNA Processing in a Eukaryotic Cell: Splicing of Introns & Exons  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Making Sense of the Genetic Code: Codon Recognition  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Codon Recognition: How tRNA and Anticodons Interpret the Genetic Code  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Role of Ribosomes and Peptide Bonds in Genetic Translation  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Translation of mRNA to Protein: Initiation, Elongation & Termination Steps  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Post translational Modifications of Proteins  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance: Segregation and Independent Assortment  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Parts of a Chromosome & Their Roles  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
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