This module explores how multiple different mRNAs and polypeptides can be encoded by the same gene. After completing this module students will be able to explain how alternative splicing of a gene can lead to different mRNAs.
Many genes have exons that can be linked together in more than one way to produce a variety of different (though related) transcripts. In this lesson, students will examine how alternative splicing of a gene can lead to different mRNAs and how alternative splicing can lead to the production of different polypeptides and result in drastic changes in phenotype.
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- Module_6_Cover_Page.docx(DOCX | 32 KB)
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- Module 6: Alternative Splicing (Read The Docs Version)
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