Explore and study the structure of DNA better with this provided selection of diagrams of DNA which will show you the sequence of illustration on to how DNA replicates itself, and then to how information stored in DNA is used to make protein molecules. This material is aimed to aid chemistry students. Browse the diagram in the following images below.
The DNA molecule actually consists of two such chains that spiral around an imaginary axis to form a double helix (spiral.) Nucleic acid molecules are incredibly complex, containing the code that guarantees the accurate ordering of the 20 amino acids in all proteins made by living cells. In the following diagrams of DNA, shown how DNA replicates and you can also study the structures.
The famous double helix is known and famous. In the diagram, you can see the whole structure and also a tiny bit of a DNA double helix. The backbone of DNA is based on a repeated pattern of a sugar group and a phosphate group. The full name of DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, gives you the name of the sugar present – deoxyribose.
Deoxyribose is a modified form of another sugar called ribose. Ribose is the sugar in the backbone of RNA, ribonucleic acid. If you are interested in DNA structures, you may find these diagrams a useful introduction and study aid. All of the pictures on this page are free and printable, just spare a right click to enlarge and you’re all started to download!