Content category 1B inside foundational concept 1 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT exam focuses on the transmission of genetic information from the gene to the protein within the human body. Category 1B is the most complex and comprehensive content category within the first foundational concept.
Overview of Foundational Concept 1, Category 1B
The topics included in category 1B within foundational concept 1 cover a wide range of genetic information. In addition to the molecular mechanisms of the transmission of genetic information from the gene to the protein – also known as transcription and translation – category 1B will test your knowledge of the biosynthesis of the important molecules and molecular assemblies that are keenly involved in these specific mechanisms. Category 1B also covers the control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
Also covered in this content category of foundational concept 1 are the biopolymers, which include ribonucleic acid, deoxyribonucleic acid, and proteins, and the biochemical processes that are required to carry out the transfers of biological information from DNA.
The following illustration provides a detailed overview of the topics, subtopics and information that will be included as part of category 1B inside foundational concept 1:
All information on this page should only be used as a guide and studying tool. You can get additional information about category 1B by speaking to pre-med advisors and members of faculty.