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.
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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)