Nucleic Acid Synthesis
Country: United States
Date: June 2006
I need to know the equation for nucleic acids
synthesis... also if you could tell me something interesting about
nucleic acids and carbohydrates that most people don't know, that
would be very helpful. my chemistry teacher wants a presentation on
biological molecules because she thinks "it will be very
interesting" (even though she hasn't taught us about it) and i'm
having trouble finding what i'm looking for.
Here are a couple of facts that most people are not aware of. DNA contains
palindromic sequences, i.e. sequences of base pairs that read the same in
either direction. Google palindromic DNA. Also, about 90% of the DNA in
human cells does not code for anything. Google junk DNA.
Sugar is low in calories. Pound for pound, sugar has only half as many
calories as fat.
Ron Baker, Ph.D
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