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Mr. Coleman Biology DNA DNA Why do we study DNA? We study DNA for many reasons, e.g., -its central importance to all life on Earth, -medical benefits.

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2 Mr. Coleman Biology DNA

3 DNA Why do we study DNA? We study DNA for many reasons, e.g., -its central importance to all life on Earth, -medical benefits such as cures for diseases, -better food crops.

4 DNA. DNA is often called the blueprint of life. In simple terms, DNA contains the instructions for making proteins within the cell.

5 Chromosomes and DNA Proteins are made from the blueprint that genes provide. Genes are on chromosomes in the cell’s nucleus. Chromosomes are made up of a chemical called DNA.

6 The Shape of the Molecule DNA is a very long polymer. The basic shape is like a twisted ladder or zipper. This is called a double helix.

7 Section 11.1 Summary – pages In 1952 Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase performed an experiment using radioactively labeled viruses that infect bacteria. These viruses were made of only protein and DNA. A Little History of the Quest to Find the Carrier of Our Genetic Heritage

8 Section 11.1 Summary – pages Hershey and Chase labeled the virus DNA with a radioactive isotope and the virus protein with a different isotope. By following the infection of bacterial cells by the labeled viruses, they demonstrated that DNA, rather than protein, entered the cells and caused the bacteria to produce new viruses.

9 Section 11.1 Summary – pages In 1953, Rosalind Franklin first put forth the possibility of DNA having a double helixical shape. She based this on X-ray diffraction images of DNA crystals she had produced in the laboratory.

10 Section 11.1 Summary – pages Also in 1953, Watson and Crick proposed that DNA is made of two chains of nucleotides held together by nitrogenous bases.

11 Watson and Crick proposed that DNA is shaped like a long zipper that is twisted into a coil like a spring. Because DNA is composed of two strands twisted together, its shape is called double helix.

12 The Double Helix Molecule The DNA double helix has two strands twisted together.

13 One Strand of DNA The backbone of the molecule is alternating phosphate and deoxyribose, a sugar, parts. The teeth are nitrogenous bases. phosphate deoxyribose bases

14 Nucleotides CC C O Phosphate O C C O -P O O O O O O O One deoxyribose (or ribose) together with its phosphate and base make a nucleotide. Nitrogenous base Ribose

15 One Strand of DNA One strand of DNA is a polymer of nucleotides. One strand of DNA has many millions of nucleotides. one nucleotide

16 Four nitrogenous bases Cytosine C Thymine T Adenine A Guanine G DNA has four different bases:

17 Two Kinds of Bases in DNA Pyrimidines are single ring bases.Pyrimidines are single ring bases. Purines are double ring bases.Purines are double ring bases.

18 Thymine and Cytosine are pyrimidines Thymine and cytosine each have one ring of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Thymine and cytosine each have one ring of carbon and nitrogen atoms.

19 Adenine and Guanine are purines Adenine and guanine each have two rings of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Adenine and guanine each have two rings of carbon and nitrogen atoms.

20 Two Stranded DNA Remember, DNA has two strands that fit together something like a zipper. The teeth are the nitrogenous bases but why do they stick together?

21 Hydrogen Bonds The bases attract each other because of hydrogen bonds. Hydrogen bonds are weak but there are millions and millions of them in a single molecule of DNA.

22 Hydrogen Bonds When making hydrogen bonds, cytosine always pairs up with guanine and adenine always pairs up with thymine.

23 Important: Adenine and Thymine always join together A T Cytosine and Guanine always join together C G

24 DNA by the numbers Each cell has about 2 m of DNA. The average human has 75 trillion cells. The average human has enough DNA to go from the earth to the sun more than 400 times. DNA has a diameter of only m. The earth is 150 billion m or 93 million miles from the sun.

25 1) In the Hershey Chase Experiment, DNA was labeled with __________, and bacteriophage (virus) protein was labeled with ____________. A. radioactive phosphorous, radioactive sulfur B. radioactive sulfur, radioactive phosphorous C. codons, anticodons D. DNA Polymerase, RNA polymerase

26 2) In the ladder analogy of the DNA molecule, the "rungs" of the ladder are: A. sugars B. phosphates C. paired nitrogenous bases D. joined sugar and phosphate

27 3) Which of the following best describes the arrangement of the sides of the DNA molecule? A. twisted B. antiparallel C. bonded D. alternating

28 4) If a DNA molecule is found to be composed of 40% thymine, what percentage of guanine would be expected. A. 10% B. 20% C. 40% D. 80%

29 5) A nucleotide consists of: A. a phosphate and a base B. a phosphate, and a sugar C. a base and an amino acid D. a phosphate, a sugar, and a base

30 6) The sugar in RNA is _____, the sugar in DNA is _______ A. deoxyribose, ribose B. ribose, deoxyribose C. ribose, phosphate D. ribose, uracil

31 7) Which of the following is found in RNA but not DNA? A. uracil B. deoxyribose C. phosphate D. adenine

32 8) DNA is a polymer of: A. nucleosides B. fatty acids C. deoxyribose sugars connected by phosphodiester bonds D. nucleotides

33 9) Which of the following are pyrimidines? A. adenine and cytosine B. adenine and guanine C. cytosine and guanine D. cytosine and thymine

34 10) Which of the following are purines? A. adenine and cytosine B. adenine and guanine C. cytosine and guanine D. cytosine and thymine

35 11) A nucleic acid was analyzed and found to contain 32 percent A, 18 percent G, 17 percent C, and 33 percent T. The nucleic acid must be A. single-stranded RNA B. single-stranded DNA C. double-stranded RNA D. double-stranded DNA

36 12) What does DNA stand for? A. Design of Natural Animals B. Deoxyribonucleic acid C. Doneoribonucleic acid D. None of the above

37 13) Where in a cell is DNA located at? A. Cytoplasm B. Food vacuole C. Nucleus D. Cell membrane

38 14) DNA’s function in the cell is … A. The instructions to the make-up to a living organism. B. To control what goes in and out of an organism. C. To take over the mind as a back-up. D. To give dreams and ideas in the mind.

39 15) The building blocks of DNA are called …… A. Legos B. Electrons C. Neoculiotis D. Nucleotides

40 16) The four DNA building blocks are … A. Guanine, Adenine, Riginine, Jynine B. Guanine, Adenine, Cynine, Thymine C. Guanine, Adenine, Cytosine, Uracil D. Guanine, Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine

41 17) A nucleic acid was analyzed and found to contain 37 percent A, 16 percent G, 22 percent C, and 25 percent U. The nucleic acid must be: A. single-stranded RNA B. single-stranded DNA C. double-stranded RNA D. double-stranded DNA

42 18) A nucleotide consists of A. a sugar, a protein, and adenine B. a sugar, an amino acid, and a starch C. a sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogen- containing base D. a starch, a phosphate group, and a nitrogen- containing base

43 19) The part of the molecule for which deoxyribonucleic acid is named is the A. phosphate group B. sugar C. nitrogen base D. none of the above

44 20) Who are the three people connected with the discovery of the shape of DNA? A. Franklin, Watson, and Creap B. Franklin, Watson, and Crick C. Francis, Watson and Crick D. Francis, Watson, and Creap


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