Electric Forces in DNA Structure and Printer Technology - Denisse Perez Young Period 3A Electric Forces in DNA Structure and Printer Technology

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Denisse Perez Young Period 3A 2/1/12 Electric Forces in DNA Structure and Printer Technology Chromosomes contain the genetic information that is passed through the generations. These chromosomes are composed of genes and each gene preserves the information necessary to produce a certain type of protein molecule. The genetic data within a gene is constructed into the principal molecule of a chromosome, or DNA. DNA molecules are composed of nucleotide bases and the four types of nucleotide bases are Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G), and Thymine (T). Two long DNA strands formed in a double helix shape generally makes up the DNA of a chromosome. The four bases must remain in a specific order, A, C, G, T, in order for genetic information to be properly maintained and transferred. The two DNA strands are attracted by electrostatic forces. It is important to note that adenine will always be opposite of thymine on either of the two strands and the same goes for cytosine and guanine because their
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  • DNA, Electric charge, genetic information, Electric Forces, long DNA strands, negatively charged oxygen

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