BP11-Sep26 - What is DNA? Chemically, deoxyribonucleic...

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What is DNA? Chemically, deoxyribonucleic acid. Biologically, it's the basic carrier of heritable biological information, DNA is polymer of nucleotides It is a double helix strand. DNA is a large molecule contained within the cell nucleus DNA is the collection of genetic information that defines organic organisms. DNA contains the information necessary to create an organism .
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adenine guanine pyrimidines purines thymine cytosine
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RNA polymerase
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Genetic code
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DNA can be thought of as… Strings of varying size a double helix. a hard drive it's a code script the hard disk of a computer an information storage system A blueprint by which the body creates/replicates. .. itself. controller
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What is a protein? chains of amino acids. sometimes other stuff too a polymer formed by a sequence of amino acids A polymer of amino acids whose 3-dimensional structure serves a particular function within the cell. Protein is several chains of amino acids folded in three dimensions.
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHYS 146a taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UC Irvine.

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BP11-Sep26 - What is DNA? Chemically, deoxyribonucleic...

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