Outcome: Storing Genetic Information

Explain how DNA stores genetic information.

In this outcome, you will learn describe the double helix structure of DNA: its sugar-phosphate backbone of ladder with nitrogenous base “rungs” of ladder.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Diagram the structure of DNA.
  • Relate the structure of DNA to the storage of genetic information.
  • Explain how DNA packaging in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells protects genetic information.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Structure of DNA
  • Reading: Genetic Information
  • Reading: DNA Packaging in Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes
  • Self Check: Storing Genetic Information