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What was the conflict between Wilkins and Franklin?

An unhappy time. A misunderstanding resulted in immediate friction between Wilkins and Franklin, and their clashing personalities served to deepen the divide. The two were to work together on finding the structure of DNA, but their conflicts led to them working in relative isolation.

Who actually discovered the double helix?

James Watson

What did Photo 51 prove?

Photograph 51, or Photo 51, revealed information about DNA´s three-dimensional structure by displaying the way a beam of X-rays scattered off a pure fiber of DNA. Franklin took Photo 51 after scientists confirmed that DNA contained genes.

When was the double helix discovered?


Why is the double helix important?

The two strands of DNA provide a simple mechanism for copying the molecule. If separated, each strand provides a template for creating the other strand. By separating the double helix in this way two identical ‘daughter’ molecules can be created.

Why is DNA a double helix?

The double helix of DNA is, like its name implies, in the shape of a helix which is essentially a three dimensional spiral. The double comes from the fact that the helix is made of two long strands of DNA that are intertwined—sort of like a twisted ladder.

Where is the double helix located?

DNA has a double-helix structure, with sugar and phosphate on the outside of the helix, forming the sugar-phosphate backbone of the DNA. The nitrogenous bases are stacked in the interior in pairs, like the steps of a staircase; the pairs are bound to each other by hydrogen bonds.

What is a limitation of the double helix model?

One limitation of this representation is the fact that it comes nowhere near representing the actual size and complexity of a gene, let alone an entire genome.

What are the sides of the double helix made of?

The shape of DNA is a double helix, which is like a twisted ladder. The sides of the ladder are made of alternating sugar and phosphate molecules. The sugar is deoxyribose. The rungs of the ladder are pairs of 4 types of nitrogen bases.