Why is understanding DNA structure important?


Why is understanding DNA structure important?


DNA was first discovered by Johannes Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss Biologist in the year 1869 but its role in cells was unknown for decades. The chromosomal theory of inheritance was developed and first published in the early 1900s and greatly supported by the work that Gregor Mendel had completed.

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Understanding the structure of DNA is important because DNA contains the instructions of how to build entire organisms and problems with DNA sequences...

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DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity


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The discovery of DNA is the foundation of all research in molecular biology. Learn the facts about the discovery of DNA, its structure, and the function of DNA in heredity.

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