The building construction map of life is our DNA. We all have DNA and it makes us, each and every one, unique from one another. So let’s draw DNA today!
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Learn To Draw DNA for Science Class (Simple Easy Cartoon Doodle)
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🖍️ Tools For Success
- Draw a diagonal wave with two troughs and one crest. The wave must be made with two curved lines closely parallel to each other, enclosed with curves on each opposite end.
- Repeat step one, but this time draw it behind the first wave without overlapping and in the opposite direction. The waves look like they are crossing each other, forming the backbone of the human DNA.
- In between the backbone, draw pairs of horizontal baselines closely parallel to each other – two at the bottom and four on the spaces at the middle and on top. These baselines will have different sizes because of the irregularities the backbones have. You can also make some base pairs a little slanted to add more art.
- Our DNA has a color combination, so let’s add some colors to it! Color the bases from bottom to top with this color sequence – green, yellow, green, yellow, red, green, yellow, red, green, yellow. Then, color the DNA’s backbone with red and light blue.
Interesting Facts About DNA
- You share 98.7% of the DNA with chimpanzees and bonobos as a whole.
- Human beings share 60% of fruit flies’ genes, and 2/3 of those genes are considered to be implicated in cancer.
- Each human being shares 99.9% of its DNA with every other human being
- It will take roughly 50 years to type the human genome if you could type 60 words a minute, eight hours a day.
- A tiny creature is known as the star ascidian, or golden star tunicate is the nearest invertebrate genetic relative to humans.
- You also share with a mouse with 85 percent of your DNA, a fruitfly with 40 percent, and a banana with 41 percent.
- One single DNA strand is thousands of times thinner than a single human hair strand.
- DNA is formed like a winding ladder, with the side rails forming sugars and phosphates and separate chemical bases forming pairs of rungs.
- In a DNA chain, the basic sequence of chemicals tells the organism what shape it can take because each type of organism has its special chemical pattern in its DNA.
- In 1869, Friedrich Miescher found DNA, but scientists didn’t realize until 1943 that DNA was the genetic material in cells.
- An amoeba has 200 times more DNA than a human being because it is a much simpler organism.
- The DNA of human beings is thought to have progressed much more than any other creature because of its scale and sophistication.
- Mitochondrial DNA may be so similar to two entirely unrelated entities that geneticists tend not to use it for identification.
- There are two forms of DNA in the human body: nuclear DNA emerges from both the father and the mother, while mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from the mother.
- An identical twin that has a violent co-twin is more than 1.5 times more likely to commit a crime than a fraternal twin with a criminal sibling.
- DNA data has been used to classify stolen children, such as when Gloria William stole a baby just a few hours after her birth and kept her as her own for almost 10 years.
- Certain extinct animals will never be cloned back to life, even though their DNA samples can be retrieved from fossils.
- About 70% of people of European origins will roll their tongues, which is presumably the result of having the same gene in their DNA.
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