lec 4 - Structure of nucleic acids Electron micrograph of...

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Structure of nucleic acids
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Electron micrograph of DNA (green arrow) being transcribed into RNA ( d ) (red arrow)
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Nucleic Acids • DNA – Contains all the information required to build the cells and tissues of an organism cells and tissues of an organism. – Information is stored in units called genes. • Transcription is the process by which the Transcription is the process by which the information stored in DNA is copied into RNA for eventual use. Translation is the process by which that information is used to create a protein of specific amino acid sequence specific amino acid sequence.
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