Students will be able to
- describe the structure of DNA as a polymer composed of many nucleotides joined by phosphodiester bonds forming a sugar–phosphate backbone,
- recall that DNA is held in a double-helix shape by hydrogen bonds that form between complementary base pairs,
- understand that DNA is read in the – direction,
- apply knowledge of DNA base pairings to simple calculations,
- recall that the double helix model of DNA was proposed by Watson and Crick,
- outline the contributions of Rosalind Franklin to the discovery of DNA structure.