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  • DNA
    • DNA is the genetic material found in the chromosomes in the nuclei of cells
    • a chromosome consists of a string of genes
    • a gene is a short piece of DNA that codes for a specific protien
    • DNA is a long coiled molecule formed from two strands.
      • the strands are twisted in a double helix
    • the 2 strands of the double helix are joined by base pairs
      • there are 4 different base pairs: A= adenine, T= thymine, C= cytosine and G= guanine
    • DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid


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