Ch 7: Comparative Genomics

About This Chapter

Watch our video lessons and learn principles of genomics and DNA technology. Test your understanding of comparative genomics with the quizzes that follow each video.

Advances in DNA technology have changed our world. These discoveries have helped find cures for diseases, led to the development of medications and helped us to prevent genetic defects. Genomics and DNA technology are the focus of this chapter. You'll watch videos that cover:

  • Comparative genomics
  • Cloning
  • Genetic modification
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Microarrays
  • Restriction enzymes

Video Objective
Comparative Genomics: Prokaryotes Vs. Eukaryotes Study repetitive sequences, junk DNA and introns and why they are important.
Comparative Genomics: Chromosome Number Discover the diversity of chromosomes in different species.
PCR: The Polymerase Chain Reaction Learn more about the polymerase chain reaction, including a study of amplification, Taq polymerase and primer.
Cloning, Restriction Enzymes, and Plasmids Explore concepts including cloning, restriction enzymes, plasmids, blunt ends and sticky ends.
Microarrays: Analyzing Genes on a Chip Examine topics that include gene expression analysis and genotyping.
Human Genome Project Analyze what the Human Genome Project was about, what it accomplished and what's new in Next Gen Sequencing Technology.
siRNA Study the inhibition of translation of complementary mRNA.
Genetically Modified Organisms: What Are They? Discover why people create genetically modified crops and livestock and compare these altered organisms to traditional ones.
Genetically Modified Food: Golden Rice Explore the idea of genetically modified rice.
Genetically Modified Food: Herbicide Resistant Crops Examine the concept of herbicide-resistant crops.
Genetically Modified Food: Genetically Modified Cows Learn more about genetically modified cows, including studying vocabulary like mastitis, staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus simulans, lysostaphin, hypoallergenic milk and beta lactoglobulin.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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