What is nucleic acid?
Nucleic acid is an organic compound in many small units called nucleotides. They are the instructions or blue prints to all living things. Each nucleotide consists of sugar, phosphate group, and nitrogen base. Sugar of one of the nucleotide binds to the phosphate group of the next nucleotide
What do they do?
Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is the unique blueprints to make the proteins that give you your traits. Every single person that has ever lived in the history of the world that is in this universe and is alive and has lived in the history of the world of the universe that is or has been alive except for identical twins have their own set of DNA. DNA are the codes that make you look like you.
Where do they come from?
Your DNA comes from both of your parents which come from both of their parents and on and on. It gets split from both of them and goes to you.
Who discovered nucleic acids?
Nucleic acids were discovered in 1868 by 24-year old Friedrich Miescher.
What does it look like?
DNA looks like very very long stands of twisted ladders that go all throughout your body.
How is nucleic acid in DNA used?
Referring back to the everybody has different genes and DNA and all that jazz, in a crime scene DNA is used to investigate crime scenes and whenever there is a potential subject, they take some of that DNA and some of this DNA and see if they are the same or different.