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Deoxyribonucleic acid; the genetic material that carries information about an organism and is passed from parent to offspring.

Double Helix

the twisted ladder shape of DNA


The four basic molecules that make up DNA.


The base that pairs with Guanine in DNA


The base that pairs with Cytosine in DNA


The base that pairs with Thymine in DNA


The base that pairs Adenine in DNA

DNA Codes

Sections of DNA that determine your inherited traits; genes


A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait, a basic unit of heredity


An organism that is genetically identical to the organism from which it was produced.

Genetic Modification

is the technique of changing the genetic makeup of a cell to give it certain characterisics .


complete set of an organism's genetic material

Location of DNA

A cell's nucleus

Four chemicals in DNA

Cytosine, Guanine, Adenine, Thymine


threadlike structure within the nucleus containing the genetic information that is passed from one generation of cells to the next

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