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- The chemical structure of nucleic acids and phosphodiester bonds
- Adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine and complementary base pairing
- Double helix structure and hereditary molecule
- Differences between RNA and DNA
- Types of RNA
1. DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds
In this lesson, you'll discover what nucleotides look like and how they come together to form polynucleotides. We'll also explore nucleic acids and focus on DNA in particular.
2. DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing
Learn the language of nucleotides as we look at the nitrogenous bases adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Armed with this knowledge, you'll also see why DNA strands must run in opposite directions.
3. DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity
This lesson will help you to navigate the twists and turns of DNA's structure. We'll also clue you in on the amazing discoveries that put this nucleic acid in the limelight as the molecule of heredity.
4. Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)
In this lesson, you'll explore RNA structure and learn the central dogma of molecular biology. Along the way, you'll meet the three types of RNA and see how the cell uses them most effectively.
5. What is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD)?
In this lesson you will discover what nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is and what it looks like. You will also learn about its important functions in the cell and then you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz!
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