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    DNA as genetic material

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    DNA was discarded as a possible candiate for the genetic material because:

    a. with only four types of nucleotides, it was a very simple, repetitive molecule that can not account for 20 different amino acids
    b. it had been shown that proteins were more important in transferring genetic information than nucleic acids
    c. proteins andcarbohydrates were of more interest
    d it was thought that RNA was a more likely to be the genetic material

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    DNA was discarded as a possible canidate for the genetic material because with only four ...

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    A correlation exists between DNA and amino acids which help in better understanding of DNA.

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