Chapter 9: Microbial Genetics

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  1. Genetics and Genes
    Genetics - the study of heredity

    • the science of genetics:
    • - transmission of biological traits from parent to offspring
    • - expression and variation of traits
    • - structure and function of genetic material
    • - how genetic material changes
  2. Levels of Structure and Function of the Genome
    Genome - sum total of genetic material of a cell (chromosomes+mitochondria/chloroplasts and/or plasmids)

    • - genome of cells - DNA
    • - genome of viruses - DNA or RNA

    • Chromosomes¬†- DNA complexed with protein
  3. Microbial Genomes
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Chapter 9: Microbial Genetics
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Chapter 9 Microbial Genetics
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