Flashcards in DNA and the production of proteins Deck (8)
What are chromosomes and where are they found?
Threadlike structures made from DNA which are double stranded and twisted into a double helix. It is found in the nucleus
What does DNA code for?
It carries the genetic code for making proteins
What are the 4 bases that make of sub units of DNA?
Adenosine, thymine, Guanine and Cytosine
How are the complementary bases linked?
By weak bonds
What does the sequence of bases code for?
The order of amino acids which are joined together to make a protein
What is a gene?
A section of DNA which codes for a protein
What is the triplet code?
A group of three bases form a triplet, each triplet codes for a different amino acid