DNA Replication in Bacteria; PCR in the Lab
Lecture no. 26 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Focus on DNA’s ability to replicate by matching complementary base pairs to separated strands of the helix. Several specialized enzymes are involved, as well as temporary segments of RNA. Explore this process in bacteria. Then investigate the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a Nobel Prize-winning technique for copying DNA segments in the lab, which has sparked a biotechnology revolution.