Genetic Material. Fun DNA Facts!. DNA is too small to see, but under a microscope it looks like a twisted up ladder!. DNA stands for: D: Deoxyribose N: Nucleic A: Acid.
DNA is too small to see, but under a microscope it looks like a twisted up ladder!
DNA stands for:D: DeoxyriboseN: NucleicA: Acid
Every living thing has DNA. That means that you have something in common with a zebra, a tree, a mushroom and a beetle!!!!
Inside the nucleus are
Base (A,T,G or C)
“Legs of ladder”
Sugar BackboneDNAis made up ofNitrogen bases, phosphate and sugars
A. Frederick Griffith– Discovers that a factor in diseased bacteria can transform harmless bacteria into deadly bacteria (1928)
B. Rosalind Franklin- X-ray photo of DNA.
C. Watson and Crick- described the DNA molecule from Franklin’s X-ray.
The function of genetic material is to determine characteristics of living things. It is passed from parent to offspring.
The structures found in genetic material are as follows: Base pairs make up the DNA, DNA make up the genes , genes make up the chromosomes and chromosomes are found in the nucleus of cell.