Introduction to Storing Genetic Information

Explain how DNA stores genetic information

In this outcome, you will learn to describe the double helix structure of DNA: its sugar-phosphate backbone 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:

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


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