DNA, Hot Pockets, & The Longest Word Ever: Crash Course Biology #11

DNA, Hot Pockets, & The Longest Word Ever: Crash Course Biology #11

Ok, roll it. You know what this is? It is the longest word in the world. Like, anywhere, in any language, ever. More than 189,000 letters. If you were to write it down, though I don’t know why you would, it’d fill up more than 100 pages! And if you could actually say it without, …

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Protein Synthesis (Updated)

Protein Synthesis (Updated)

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Stay up to date with us by following us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! After learning about DNA, have you ever wondered, how can the DNA actually result in a trait? Let’s take an example – like eye color. Yes, your DNA has the …

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Transcription and Translation: From DNA to Protein

Transcription and Translation: From DNA to Protein

Hey it’s professor Dave, let’s talk about DNA transcription and translation. Now that we understand the structure of DNA it’s time to understand exactly how this molecule codes for a particular organism. How is it that a single cell containing a specific set of genetic material will result in the development of a fish or …

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Genes to Proteins

Genes to Proteins

Nearly every traits we possess from hair and eye color, to height and shoe size is determined by our genes, genes are small segments of DNA that code for proteins. Proteins perform many functions in our body, some proteins serves as component of our cell membranes, other proteins make up the structures our bodies like …

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Protein Synthesis

Protein Synthesis

DNA is very long and cumbersome. The strands of DNA also code for many different proteins. To get the code for the desired protein from the nucleus to the ribosomes in the cytoplasm, a copy of the small necessary section of DNA will be made. The copying process is called transcription and it occurs in …

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