Nucleotide coding for organismal traits/processes
farrlarr at isu.edu
Tue Oct 19 10:10:57 EST 2004
That information will be addressed clearly in your text, or your
instructor can quickly direct you to an appropriate resource. That is
what both are there for.
> Sorry if this question has been asked in the past, I am studying Bio in
> college and had a question I cannot find an answer for.
> As I understand it, DNA is 'unzipped' by protiens to make RNA which is then
> used to execute the production of some other needed protien etc. I know
> that the nucleotides occur in some given order as determined by the organism
> which is not the same order for any other organism (DNA fingerprint). I
> also know that the nucleotide sequence on one strand has a complementary
> sequence on the other starnd of the 2x helix. Since that complementary
> sequence can also occur on the first strand, which starnd of the 2x helix is
> used to access the info for the process? Given the possibility, I guess,
> that either strand could be used, the nucleotide sequences don't necessarily
> mirror each other, so how is it that the 'correct' strand of the helix is
> I hope this question is clear enough to be understood, any help would be
Larry D. Farrell, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
Idaho State University
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