Nucleic acids. Nucleic Acids. Information storage. proteins. DNA. Nucleic Acids. Function: genetic material stores information genes blueprint for building proteins DNA RNA proteins transfers information blueprint for new cells blueprint for next generation. T. G. A. C.
Nitrogen baseI’m the A,T,C,G or Upart!
Are nucleic acidscharged molecules?
Purine = AG
Dangling bases?Why is this important?
Matching bases?Why is this important?
H bonds?Why is this important?
Matching halves?Why is this a good system?
“It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.”
1953 | 1962Watson and Crick … and others…
1953 | 1962Maurice Wilkins… and…
ester bond (in a fat)