Molecular Basis of Inheritance

DNA (Polynucleotide)
DNA

NITROGENOUS BASE

A DEOXYRIBOSE PENTOSE SUGAR

A PHOSPHATE GROUP

PURINE

PYRIMIDINE

ADENINE GUANINE

CYTOSINE THYMINE
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DNA

Nitrogenous base is linked to pentose sugar through a nglycosidic linkage to form a nucleoside. Phosphate group attached to5’-OH of a nucleoside through phospho-ester linkage, and a nucleotide is formed. Two nucleotides are linked through 3’-5’ phosphodiester linkage to form a dinucleotide, and in this manner many nucleotides are linked forming polynucleotide. A polynucleotide has a free sugar at its5’ end and a free phosphate at its 3’ end.

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Adenine pairs with thymine through 2 hydrogen bonds and guanine with cytosine with 3 bonds.com . http://schools. Nitrogen bases project inside. and 10 base pairs in each turn.aglasem. And pitch of each helix is3. Hydrogen bonds between nitrogen bases hold the chain together.Double helix model of DNA ( Watson and Crick model)        DNA is made of 2 polynucleotides. Two chains have antiparallel polarity. Backbone is formed by sugar and phosphate. Two chains are coiled in a right handed fashion.4nm.

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Able to express itself in the form of Mendalian character.Characteristics of genetic material     Able to generate its replica.aglasem. Provide the scope for mutation necessary for evolution. Chemically and structurally stable. http://schools.com .

RNA (Polynucleotide) RNA NITROGENOUS BASE A PENTOSE SUGAR A PHOSPHATE GROUP PURINE PYRIMIDINE ADENINE GUANINE CYTOSINE URACIL http://schools.com .aglasem.

aglasem.com RIBOSOMAL rRNA .TYPES OF RNA RNA MESSENGER mRNA TRANSFER/ SOLUBLE tRNA http://schools.

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Replication of DNA (schematic representation) http://schools.com .aglasem.

A TRANSCRIPTION UNIT    A promoter Structural genes A terminator http://schools.aglasem.com .

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com .aglasem.TRANSCRIPTION IN PROKARYOTES http://schools.

Unambigous – each coden codes for only one/ particular amino acid. http://schools.GENETIC CODE         Codons are triplets 61 codons code for 20 amino acids. Commaless –codons are read in continuous manner in a 5’ to 3’ direction without punctuation Universal –codes for same amino acid in any organism.com . Degenerate – some amino acids are coded by more than one codon. AUG.initiation codon and codes for methionine. UAG and UGA are stop codons.aglasem.. UAA.

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com .aglasem.COMPONENTS OF OPERON      Structural gene Promoter gene Operator Regulator gene Inducer http://schools.

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com .aglasem.GOALS OF HUMAN GENOME PROJECT (HGP)       Identification of all genes Determination of the sequence of the 3 billion base pairs in human DNA. legal and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from this project. http://schools. To store the information in data base. Improvement of the tools for data analysis Transfer of the technology to other sectors (industries) To address the ethical.

Sequence annotation.METHODOLOGIES OF HGP Expressed sequence tags (ESTs).   http://schools.identifying all genes that expressed as RNA. that included all coding and noncoding sequences and later assigning function to different regions in the sequence.com .sequence the whole sequence of genome.aglasem.

com .aglasem. dynamics and evolution though they do not have coding function.       Size of genes varies. Total no.9 % of the nucleotides are same in all humans.7 million nucleotides. In 1.4 million locations DNA differs in single base.4 million bases. 2% of the genome codes for protein. average size contains 3000 bases. the largest gene dystrophin contains 2.SALIENT FEATURES OF HUMAN GENOME  Contains3164. genes about 30000 and99. Repetitive sequence make up large portion of genome which throw light on structure. http://schools. Function of 50% genes are not known.

http://schools. Provides clues to the understanding of human biology.USES OF HGP   To diagnose.aglasem. treat and prevent a number of disease or disorder that affects human beings.com .

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com .aglasem.STEPS OF DNA FINGERPRINTING        Extraction Amplification Restriction digestion Separation of DNA sequence/ restriction fragments Southern blotting Hybridisation Autoradiography http://schools.

http://schools. really a close relative of a resident To identify racial groups to rewrite the biological evolution.com .USES OF DNA FINGERPRINTING     To identify criminals To determine the true biological mother or father in case of disputes To verify an immigrant.aglasem.

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