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Nucleic Acids

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This page describes nucleic acids in a simple but very thorough way. It talks about DNA and RNA. It talks about the pyrimidine bases: Cytosine and Thymine and it talks about the Purine bases: Adenine, Guanine, and Uracil. It talks about the the parts of nucleic acids and the parts of nucleotides. It talks about the structure of DNA being a double helix and how it is put together.
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 08, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 18, 2015
Submitter: Kyle Besecker


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Avatar for Francisco Fernandez
1 year ago

Francisco Fernandez (Student)

I have not been in a classroom yet but I think I will. 

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Easy to navigate and find pertinent information.  Can be used for refreshing and for class.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Leo Espinosa
1 year ago

Leo Espinosa (Student)

This would be a good site too introduce to children in elementry; it is very basic and very easy to understand.  The material is written simple and it is a good way to get young children interested in science.