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Ch 16: Campbell Biology Chapter 16: The Molecular Basis of Inheritance

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The Molecular Basis of Inheritance chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the molecular basis of inheritance. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Molecular Basis of Inheritance textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Campbell Biology Molecular Basis of Inheritance chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the molecular basis of inheritance topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The double helix structure of DNA
  • The names of the nitrogenous bases in DNA
  • The process of DNA replication
  • What happens during DNA mismatch repair
  • How DNA double-strand breaks are fixed

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5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Campbell Biology Chapter 16: The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
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DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

1. DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

This lesson will help you to navigate the twists and turns of DNA's structure. We'll also clue you in on the amazing discoveries that put this nucleic acid in the limelight as the molecule of heredity.

DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing

2. DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing

Learn the language of nucleotides as we look at the nitrogenous bases adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Armed with this knowledge, you'll also see why DNA strands must run in opposite directions.

DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands

3. DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands

Feeling lost in the thorny details of DNA replication? This lesson provides an overview of semi-conservative replication, with a focus on putting together all of the concepts involved. We'll review the work of each enzyme on our way to completing the big picture of DNA replication.

DNA Mismatch Repair: Correcting Errors That Happen During DNA Replication

4. DNA Mismatch Repair: Correcting Errors That Happen During DNA Replication

Don't you love spell check? Well, our cells do, too. Their spell check is called mismatch repair. In this lesson, learn how cells use mismatch repair to correct typos that they might make while they replicate their DNA.

DNA Repair: Fixing Double-Strand Breaks

5. DNA Repair: Fixing Double-Strand Breaks

'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...' We all know what happens next, right? In this lesson, learn what happens when DNA is broken into pieces and how our cells try to put them back together again.

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