Molecular Genentics Crossword Puzzle

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  • protein : a molecule comprised of amino acids
  • nitrogen base : four of these make up the final component of a nucleotide
  • double helix : the shape of dna
  • translation : the process of building a protein from a strand of rna
  • ribosome : the site of translation in a cell
  • genetics : the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics
  • ribonucleicacid : a nucleic acid present in all living cells. its principal role is to act as a messenger carrying instructions from dna for controlling the synthesis of proteins
  • nucleotide : the structural component of dna (includes 3 parts)
  • trait : a character or feature of an organism
  • sugar : one of the components of a nucleotide. generally ends with “-ose”
  • hydrogen bond : the bond that holds the nucleotides together
  • transcription : the process of creating a copy of dna into rna
  • nucleus : the control center of the cell that stores dna
  • phosphate : another component of a nucleotide that contains phosphorus
  • deoxyribonucleicacid : a molecule composed of two chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, and reproduction in living organisms