DeoxyriboNucleic Acid

Making your smile and everything else~

DNA~!

DNA is short and more easily said than DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. DNA makes up you and every Eukayotic cell. Made up of sugars , phosphates , and nucleic acids.
In other words... DNA is awesome.

WHAT DNA DOES

DNA is "in charge of"
-Heredity
-Replication
and
-Protein production

Heredity

Heredity is your genes, or genetic make-up. It colours your eyes, hair, skin... It makes you, you!

DNA Replication

Genes are unwinded and copied to create new strands of DNA. Mitosis and Meiosis need DNA, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.
DNA Replication Process [3D Animation]

Protein production

Protein production is done when RNA breaks off of the DNA and flows out of the nucleus to a ribosome to make proteins.

Types of RNA

  • m(essanger)RNA carries instructions to make proteins
  • t(ransfer)RNA carries specific amino acids
  • r(ibosomal)RNA is part of ribosomes