The Building Blocks. 3.3 Nucleic Acids. HELIXHELIX. Nucleic Acids. Information storage. Nucleic Acids. Function: store & transmit hereditary information Examples: RNA (ribonucleic acid) DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Structure: monomers = nucleotides. Nucleotides. 3 parts
Are nucleic acidscharged molecules?
Dangling bases?Why is this important?
Matching bases?Why is this important?
Passing on information?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…
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