What is the role of DNA in storing and transmitting cellular information?
DNA is used for replication in cells, this replication is called
. This is when one of the two strands in DNA is used as a code for a newly synthesized DNA molecule. DNA first needs to be transcribed into RNA, though, and
replicated to form a new molecule. DNA has a unique, right-handed, double-helical structure which allows it to store much genetic information.