Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Do you really know what DNA is?

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

More commonly known as DNA , is found in eukaryote cells and is the main constituent for chromosomes. DNA carries your genetic information.

What does DNA actually do?

Basic Job

DNA is a record of instructions that tells the cell its job. These instructions are vital for an organism to develop, strive, and reproduce. DNA produces carrier proteins which do most of the work in our bodies

Heredity

Heredity is determined by your genes, which you get from your parents. It determines your hair color, eye color, height, etc.

DNA Replication

DNA Replication Song

RNA

  1. ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells. Its principal role is to act as a messenger carrying instructions from DNA for controlling the synthesis of proteins, although in some viruses RNA rather than DNA carries the genetic information.

Types of RNA

There are three major types of RNA.
Messenger RNA
Ribosomal RNA
Transfer RNA

RNA's Job

Most RNAs function in an information carrying and/or processing mode in the cell. The overall information processes of the cell are given in the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology: DNA makes RNA makes Protein. RNA is involved as a carrier of information, and as a catalyst for the synthesis of the peptide bond.