Cell to Helix

Art Print

Over 3 billion base pairs of DNA are coiled, wrapped, and jumbled into what eventually appears to be a tangled mess within the nucleus. Yet it is somehow still accessible for replication, transcription, and repair. It is mind blowing! Trace the purines and pyrimidines from the nucleus to chromosome, super-coil, scaffolding, histones, and finally to the double helix.