Nucleic acid By kendrick ramos

What is it? An organic compound that is built of small units called nucleotides(essentailly the blue prints of life). There are two main types types of nucleic acid: deoxyribonucleic or DNA and ribonucleic or RNA.

What does it look like? It consists of sugar, phosphate group, and nitrogen base. It has a lot of phosphate, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen.

What does it do for your body? DNA stores your genetic information in the nucleus of your cells. Nucleic acid will also transmit genetic information you got from your parents to all of your cells.

How is it used? It allows you to do most of the movements and things your parents can do.

Where does it come from?(externally and internally) Internally it would come from your parents and from the nuclei in your cells. However, unless if you are born inside out, there is no way for nucleic acid to form outside of the your body. It was first discovered by James Watson and Francis Crick in the early 1950's

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