Week1warmup

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Week1warmup

  1. 1. Week 1 Warm UpExplain the following characteristics of DNA.What is a double helix molecule? -is a double-stranded molecule that is twisted into a helix like a spiral staircase. Eachstrand is comprised of a sugar-phosphate backbone and numerous base chemicals attachedin pairs.Why are hydrogen bonds important in DNA?-they are weak bonds - easier to break so DNA replication is easier whereas if they werecovalent bonds DNA replication would not be possibleWhat does it mean when we say that DNA has complementary bases?-the standard arrangement of bases in nucleotides in relation to their opposite pairing , such asthymine being paired with adenine and cytosine paired with guanine.

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