Molecular biology; the study of genestructure and functions at
themolecular levelto understand the molecular basis of hereditary, genetic variation, and the expression patterns of genes.
TheMolecular biologyfield overlaps with other areas,particularly genetics and biochemistry.
The genomeof an organism is the totality of geneticinformation and is encoded in theDNA(or, for some viruses,
The genome databaseis organized in six major organismgroups: eukaryotes, bacteria, archaea, viruses, viroids andplasmids.
All living things are grouped into three domain:eukaryotes;prokaryotes and archaea.