Model of DNA

Almost all organisms contain De-oxy ribo Nucleic Acid (DNA), the carrier of genetic information. It is a very long, thin molecule that is twisted in the shape of a double helix. DNA is responsible for transferring hereditary traits from one generation to another.

Some curious facts about DNA:

• One gram of DNA molecules holds as much information as 10,00,00,00,00,000 (a Trillion) CDs.

• Each cell in our body contains about two meters of DNA

• If all the DNA in all cells of a single human are stretched out, it would reach the moon and back eight thousand times!

• A single human DNA molecule has some 3,00,00,00,000 (Three Billion) base pairs!