DNA contains the all the necessary information in order to build an organism. It is like a recipe; recipes give instructions to bake a cake, and DNA gives instructions to build an organism. The instructions for the recipe are contained in the specific sequence of amino acids (Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, and Cytosine). In order to build an organism DNA must be transcribed and translated into proteins. In this unit we will learn how a set of instructions (DNA) creates organisms using proteins.

Amino Acid Chart