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Title: The Origin of Life
Url: http://www.vega.org.uk/video/programme/63
Publisher: Vega Science Trust
Description: In modern organisms, there is a division of labor between two kinds of molecule: DNA, which stores and transmits genetic information, and proteins, which do all the work. They are connected by the genetic code, whereby DNA specifies what kinds of proteins can be made. This process of translation is well understood, but it is far too complicated to have arisen by chance in the primitive oceans. This video lecture explores how this apparent paradox can be resolved. The video explains: the importance of heredity to the definition of life; how nucleotides pair and transfer information; how tRNA is used to transfer a message to enzymes; and how evolution consists of several major changes in the way information is stored, transmitted, and used. The video is 1 hour in length.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Biology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Genetics
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Biology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Human genetics
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Chemistry -- Special topics, A-Z -- Proteins
Science -- Chemistry -- Organic chemistry -- Biochemistry -- Proteins, peptides, amino acids, etc.
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Genetics
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Resource Type: Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Science Materials
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Format: html
real media
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: The Vega Science Trust
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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