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The Architect of Life
The You inherit your genes from your parents. Jobs of DNA
Jobs 1. Carry information from one generation to another. 2. Put information to work to determine traits of offspring. 3. Be easily copied. Passing on Traits
Nucleotide Individual unit of DNA. Made of three parts: – Sugar (deoxyribose)
– Nitrogen base Nucleotide
Nucleotide DNA: 2 parts
DNA: Backbone (sides): 1. Deoxyribose sugar 2. Phosphate (PO 3)
Deoxyribose Base Pairs
Base Make up the middle or rungs of the DNA ladder. Adenine always pairs with thymine. Cytosine always pairs with Guanine. Base Pair Matches
Base Base pairs are held together by a hydrogen bond! Shape
DNA is a two sided twisted ladder called a double helix. Internet Resources
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Winter '11 term at BYU.
- Winter '11