(a) Write the features that a biomolecule must fulfil to be able to act as a genetic material.
(b) DNA and RNA are both genetic materials. Which one of the two is more stable and why ?

 

 
 
 
 
 

Answers (1)
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(a) Features that a biomolecule must fulfil to be able to act as a genetic material are:

  • It should be able to produce its copies.
  • It should have chemical and structural stability.
  • It should offer a chance for evolution.
  • It should possess a hereditary unit which expresses in the form of ”Mendelian Characters’’.

(b) 

DNA RNA

More stable

Less stable

Double-stranded structure

Single-stranded structure

Presence of deoxyribose sugar

Presence of ribose sugar

Thymine

Uracil

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