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    At the Oxford University Natural History Museum:

    Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. The main role of DNA molecules is the long-term storage of information and DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, since it contains the instructions needed to construct other components of cells, such as proteins and RNA molecules. The DNA segments that carry this genetic information are called genes, but other DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in regulating the use of this genetic information.

    1. pristad 74 months ago | reply


      We'd like to use this in a publication for faculty at the college where I work. How would you like to be credited?

      Please let me know as soon as possible.


      Priscilla Stadler
      LaGuardia Community College
      City University of New York

    2. storyvillegirl 65 months ago | reply

      I wanted to let you know that I used your CC-licensed photo to help illustrate a biology article I wrote on Suite101 about ribosomes.
      Here is the link if you are interested:
      I included a link back to this picture on flickr and your screenname as credit.
      Thanks for using Creative Commons!

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