Essays Tagged: "Nucleic acid sequence"

PCR And Its Use

t of DNA you have. Then you add the enzyme to sets of 4 nuclotides that will go through the genetic sequence of nucleotides and hook up the matching nucleotide (A goes to T and G to C etc). Keep addin ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind. A Look at the Human Genome Project

c diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Muscular Dystrophy. They plan to do this by identifying the DNA sequence of an abnormal gene in which a disease originates and comparing it with the data of a norma ... location of most of the human Genes by 1996.Researchers have successfully located the gene and DNA sequence for Huntington's Disease on Chromosome 4 and have created a genetic test to determine if a ...

(6 pages) 186 0 2.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology


of this method is that itdoes not give precise information about the matchup in specific nucleotidesequences of the DNA which restriction mapping does. This technique usesrestriction enzymes that rec ... ction enzymes that recognizes a specific sequence of a few nucleotides andcleaves DNA wherever such sequences are found in the genome. Then the DNAfragments are separated by electrophoresis and compar ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The humane genome project

the instructions needed to direct their activities are contained within the chemical DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).DNA from all organisms is made up of the same chemical and physical components. The DN ...

(13 pages) 209 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dystrophin 'production machinery' reads the instructions, the stop signal halts the machine at mid-sequence, causing the rest of the exons to be ignored.-----Only a shortened version of the Dystrophi ... ller changes, like a 1 letter difference in the code, make the stop signal appear later in the gene sequence.-----Without Dystrophin, individual muscle cells die and proteins in the cell membrane and ...

(5 pages) 31 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

BioTechnology Essay

e each primer. Each such cycle takes about 5 minutes and at the end of each cycle, the original DNA sequence has been doubled. The solution is reheated, starting the next cycle of strand separation, p ... cycle of strand separation, primer binding and DNA synthesis.Since the primers are complementary to sequences bracketing the targeted sequence, they determine the DNA sequence that is amplified. PCR c ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


viruses and all cellular organisms, humans included, consists of one or more molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA. In the nucleus of each human cell, there are 46 chromosomes, and ...

(1 pages) 45 1 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Human Genome: Will It Change Your Life?

several years. It involves taking each of our twenty-three chromosomes apart and retrieving the DNA sequence that makes up our genes. A gene is the material that shapes us and makes us who we are. Whe ... f the human genome has come a long way. Some companies are doing blood tests and looking at the DNA sequence to see if they can determine if someone, in the future, could have a certain disease, such ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


an amino acid sequence we must use the genetic code which ‘translates the sequence of bases in nucleic acids into the sequence of amino acids in proteins” (Audesirk, 2008, p. 171). Methionin ...

(3 pages) 28 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

External Factors and Their Influence on Gene Expression

re all made of the same basic elements and molecules? The key to this question is our DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is known as the source of all genetic material. A gene is defined as the speci ...

(7 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology