Introduction 
Introduction
by MIT / Graham C. Walker
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Copyright Information: Penny Chisholm, Graham Walker, Julia Khodor, and Michelle Mischke, 7.014 Introductory Biology, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare). http://ocw.mit.edu (accessed MM DD, YYYY). License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike.
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Lecture Description


Introduction by Prof. Graham WalkerIntroductory class. Topics included in this lecture:biological systems, synthesizing DNA, genes, genome sequencing, genetically modified food, single-celled organism, human cells, bacterial cells, energy management, mitochondrion, chloroplasts, rhodopsin, proteins, double helix, Prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, E. coli, paramecium, Auger surface, mammalian cell, RNA, sulfolobus, halophyes, microorganisms, methanogens, streptococcus, lactic acid bacteria, rickettsia, mitochondrion, methane, carbon dioxide, ammonium, hydrogen gas, nitrogen gas, water, oxygen, chemical primordial soup, Cambrian Period, ominoids, cave paintings, evolution

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Course Description

The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material. http://ocw.mit.edu

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