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DNA Vocabulary Terms

cells basic building blocks of living organisms
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid; consists of strands of molecules that code and store genetic information; located in the nucleus of a cell
chromosomes threadlike structures made of DNA that are in the nucleus of all cells
Watson and Crick scientists who discovered in the structure of the DNA molecule
double helix the shape of a DNA molecule, twisted ladder
nucleotide a portion of the DNA molecule that consists of a sugar, phosphate, and nitrogen base
adenine a nitrogen base that pairs with thymine
thymine a nitrogen base that pairs with adenine
guanine a nitrogen base that pairs with cytosine
cytosine a nitrogen base that pairs with guanine
sugar and phosphate molecule form the side of the DNA molecule
Created by: bekah0515