Flashcards in DNA Deck (6)
Molecular purpose of a gene
Provides the recipe to make a single protein molecule
How is the structure of DNA similar and different from people with different colored eyes?
Structurally the DNA molecule is identical; changes in the sequences of base pairs (AT CG vs GC TA) produces different traits
Why are DNA molecules split at the base pairs during cell division? What enzyme fills in the new base pairs?
Molecules are split to produce copies; DNA polymerase fills in the new base pairs
Number of base pairs in each DNA molecule
The goal of transcription is to use one gene within the (blank) to make it an (blank) molecule. (blank) inserts new bases.
DNA, RNA, RNA polymerase