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Honors Biology: Intro to Molecular Genetics (10.1-10.3) Guided Reading
How is the structure of DNA suited to its function as in information storage molecule?
1. On your own…Read Sections 10.1-10.3
2. Define the following terms:
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Molecular biology:
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Bacteriophage:
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Nucleotides:
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Polynucleotides:
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Sugar-phosphate backbone
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Pyrimidines: (Thymine, Cytosine, Uracil)
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Purines: (Guanine, Adenine)
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Double helix:
3. Describe the contributions of…in the determination of the structure and functions of DNA:
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Frederick Griffith:
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Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase:
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Erwin Chargaff:
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James Watson and Francis Crick:
4. Explain how DNA is a polymer. What are its monomers?
5. Describe the general structure of the DNA molecule::
6. Read the original publication of Watson and Crick’s article in the journal Nature. Is anything
surprising to you?
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