Chapter 10 Study Questions

Chapter 10 Study Questions - Chapter 10: The Structure and...

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Chapter 10 : The Structure and Function of DNA 1. DNA and RNA belong to what class of biological molecules? They both are polymers, made up of what specific kind of monomer? These monomers are made up of three distinct parts, what are they? How are these monomers similar and different in structure? 2. What part of nucleic acid makes up the “backbone” of the molecule? What might be considered “limbs?” 3. What is the function of DNA? 4. What kind of bond occurs between matching nitrogen-containing bases and serves to keep the two strands of DNA together in its characteristic “twisted ladder” shape? 5. What is the enzyme that facilitates DNA replication? Explain the relationship between “parental” and “daughter” molecules of DNA. 6. Knowing that the nitrogenous bases in DNA pair up in a specific way, if one strand of DNA has a nucleotide sequence of GGCATAGGT, what would be the nucleotide sequence of the matching strand? 7.
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