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What is a genome?

Topic

Information storage and flow are dynamic and interactive

Framing Question

What is a genome?

Learning Objectives

  • Define what a genome consists of and how the information in the various genes and other sequence classes within each genome is used to store and express genetic information.
  • Discuss how the genome is organized and packaged in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
  • Discuss tools used to study expression, conservation and structure of an organism at the genome level.
  • Explain the role of repetitive and non-repetitive DNA and how its relative abundance varies from prokaryotes to eukaryotes.

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