(1 pt.) What is your name?______________________________
1. (3 pts.) what is the MOST important contribution to DNA structure & curvature?
2. How much is the DNA compacted in a typical cell?
2a. (3 pts.) How long would the DNA double helix be, for a single human cell?
b. (3 pts.) What would be the distance of ALL the DNA stretched out in the B-DNA double helical form, for an average person? How many times would this stretch around the earth (circumference = 40,070 km)? How does this number compare with other distances (see "helpful facts below")?
some helpful facts:
Last modified on: 2 February, 2000 by Dave Ussery