Presentation on theme: "Nucleic Acids Intro Nucleic acids are found in the nucleus. They include DNA and RNA. DNA comes with a complete set of instructions to make an entire."— Presentation transcript:
1Nucleic Acids IntroNucleic acids are found in the nucleus. They include DNA and RNA. DNA comes with a complete set of instructions to make an entire organism.
2Role of DNA While you are growing you need DNA to produce more cells. As an adult you also need DNA for growth, repair of damaged cells and to make proteins.
3The CellDNA directs the entire operation by issuing instructions to make things you need such as proteins to make skin, hair, nails, and enzymes.DNA allows organisms to make copies of themselves which is a requisite of life.
4Chromosomes Inside the nucleus you find DNA packaged into chromosomes. You get one set of chromosomes from your mother and one set from you father.Each cell has 46 chromosomes arranged into 23 pairs.
5Watson and CrickWatson and Crick are scientists that won the Nobel Peace Prize for discovering the structure of the DNA molecule.The four nitrogen bases found in DNA are:adeninecytosineguanineThymineThe shape of DNA is called the double helix.