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Deoxyribonucleic acid, contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms.


Heredity of living organisms


Coiled up DNA


Combination of DNA with protiens to make up the contents of the nucleus


Biochemical compound

DNA terms

Double helix, twisted ladder

Bases that pair together in DNA

Guanine:cytosine (G=C or C=G
Adenine:thymine (A=T or T=A


The backbone is made up of sugars or deoxyribose

Why DNA is all wound up

If a fruit flys DNA was streched out it would be 12 times longer than the fruit fly basically it is to make room and be organized

Why the order of base pairs is important

It is important because the sequence of the genes will change sending diffrent genetic material

Where DNA is kept in a cell

It is kept in the nucleus it is kept there to protect it because the nucleus is the most protected part in the cell it is almost like a brain or the president of the cell

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