DNA Model

DNA structure assignment:

In this activity we made a DNA structure out of coloured marshmallows and liquorice . Each colour of marshmallow represented either Thymine, Cytosine, Guanine, and Adenine.

DNA is structured in pairs of bases, so Adenine pairs with Thymine, and Cytosine always pairs with Guanine. DNA is shaped in a double-helix, and there is DNA in every cell exept for red blood cells. DNA can make two trends from the existing one strand, by unzipping itself, and because each base only pairs with the opposite base it wil create an identical copy of the DNA. DNA contolls information for how an organism can survive and reproduce. This project was very interesting and definitly helped me further understand how DNA is structured.