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6

The Double Helix

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Biology: The Science of Life

The Double Helix

Taught by Professor Stephen Nowicki | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Experiments by Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, and others led to the discovery by James Watson and Francis Crick of the double helix structure of DNA, suggesting a mechanism by which the information in DNA can be replicated.

72 Lectures

1
Image of The Scope of
The Scope of "Life"
0 of 31 min
2
Image of More on the Origin of Life
More on the Origin of Life
0 of 29 min
3
Image of The Organism and the Cell
The Organism and the Cell
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Proteins—How Things Get Done in the Cell
Proteins—How Things Get Done in the Cell
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Which Molecule Holds the Code?
Which Molecule Holds the Code?
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Double Helix
The Double Helix
0 of 29 min
7
Image of The Nuts and Bolts of Replicating DNA
The Nuts and Bolts of Replicating DNA
0 of 30 min
8
Image of The Central Dogma
The Central Dogma
0 of 30 min
9
Image of The Genetic Code
The Genetic Code
0 of 29 min
10
Image of From DNA to RNA
From DNA to RNA
0 of 29 min
11
Image of From RNA to Protein
From RNA to Protein
0 of 30 min
12
Image of When Mistakes Happen
When Mistakes Happen
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Dividing DNA Between Dividing Cells
Dividing DNA Between Dividing Cells
0 of 30 min
14
Image of Mendel and His Pea Plants
Mendel and His Pea Plants
0 of 29 min
15
Image of How Sex Leads to Variation
How Sex Leads to Variation
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Genes and Chromosomes
Genes and Chromosomes
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Charles Darwin and
Charles Darwin and "The Origin of Species"
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Natural Selection in Action
Natural Selection in Action
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Reconciling Darwin and Mendel
Reconciling Darwin and Mendel
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change
Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change
0 of 30 min
21
Image of What Are Species and How Do New Ones Arise?
What Are Species and How Do New Ones Arise?
0 of 29 min
22
Image of More on the Origin of New Species
More on the Origin of New Species
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Reconstructing Evolution
Reconstructing Evolution
0 of 30 min
24
Image of The History of Life, Revisited
The History of Life, Revisited
0 of 31 min
25
Image of From Cells to Organisms
From Cells to Organisms
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Control of Gene Expression I
Control of Gene Expression I
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Control of Gene Expression II
Control of Gene Expression II
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Getting Proteins to the Right Place
Getting Proteins to the Right Place
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
0 of 29 min
30
Image of How Cells Talk—Signals and Receptors
How Cells Talk—Signals and Receptors
0 of 30 min
31
Image of How Cells Talk—Ways That Cells Respond
How Cells Talk—Ways That Cells Respond
0 of 30 min
32
Image of From One Cell to Many in an Organism
From One Cell to Many in an Organism
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Patterns of Early Development
Patterns of Early Development
0 of 30 min
34
Image of Determination and Differentiation
Determination and Differentiation
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Induction and Pattern Formation
Induction and Pattern Formation
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Genes and Development
Genes and Development
0 of 30 min
37
Image of Homeostasis
Homeostasis
0 of 30 min
38
Image of Hormones in Animals
Hormones in Animals
0 of 30 min
39
Image of What Is Special about Neurons?
What Is Special about Neurons?
0 of 29 min
40
Image of Action Potentials and Synapses
Action Potentials and Synapses
0 of 30 min
41
Image of Synaptic Integration and Memory
Synaptic Integration and Memory
0 of 30 min
42
Image of Sensory Function
Sensory Function
0 of 30 min
43
Image of How Muscles Work
How Muscles Work
0 of 30 min
44
Image of The Innate Immune System
The Innate Immune System
0 of 30 min
45
Image of The Acquired Immune System
The Acquired Immune System
0 of 29 min
46
Image of Form and Function in Plants I
Form and Function in Plants I
0 of 30 min
47
Image of Form and Function in Plants II
Form and Function in Plants II
0 of 30 min
48
Image of Behavior as an Adaptive Trait
Behavior as an Adaptive Trait
0 of 30 min
49
Image of Energy and Resources in Living Systems
Energy and Resources in Living Systems
0 of 30 min
50
Image of How Energy Is Harnessed by Cells
How Energy Is Harnessed by Cells
0 of 31 min
51
Image of Enzymes—Making Chemistry Work in Cells
Enzymes—Making Chemistry Work in Cells
0 of 30 min
52
Image of Cellular Currencies of Energy
Cellular Currencies of Energy
0 of 29 min
53
Image of Making ATP—Glycolysis
Making ATP—Glycolysis
0 of 30 min
54
Image of Making ATP—Cellular Respiration
Making ATP—Cellular Respiration
0 of 29 min
55
Image of Making ATP—The Chemiosmotic Theory
Making ATP—The Chemiosmotic Theory
0 of 30 min
56
Image of Capturing Energy from Sunlight
Capturing Energy from Sunlight
0 of 30 min
57
Image of The Reactions of Photosynthesis
The Reactions of Photosynthesis
0 of 30 min
58
Image of Resources and Life Histories
Resources and Life Histories
0 of 29 min
59
Image of The Structure of Populations
The Structure of Populations
0 of 30 min
60
Image of Population Growth
Population Growth
0 of 30 min
61
Image of What Limits Population Growth?
What Limits Population Growth?
0 of 30 min
62
Image of Costs and Benefits of Behavior
Costs and Benefits of Behavior
0 of 30 min
63
Image of Altruism and Mate Selection
Altruism and Mate Selection
0 of 30 min
64
Image of Ecological Interactions Among Species
Ecological Interactions Among Species
0 of 30 min
65
Image of Predators and Competitors
Predators and Competitors
0 of 29 min
66
Image of Competition and the Ecological Niche
Competition and the Ecological Niche
0 of 30 min
67
Image of Energy in Ecosystems
Energy in Ecosystems
0 of 29 min
68
Image of Nutrients in Ecosystems
Nutrients in Ecosystems
0 of 30 min
69
Image of How Predictable Are Ecological Communities?
How Predictable Are Ecological Communities?
0 of 29 min
70
Image of Biogeography
Biogeography
0 of 30 min
71
Image of Human Population Growth
Human Population Growth
0 of 30 min
72
Image of The Human Asteroid
The Human Asteroid
0 of 32 min

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