Why is DNA a suitable molecule for storing genetic information?Pay particular reference to the pairing of nitrogenous bases and their sequence.

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thompso eNotes educator| Certified Educator

DNA is simply a code maintained by the order of the nucleotides.  The DNA is the sequence, but like any code, it requires something to decode it or read it.  This is where messenger and transfer RNA come into play and the process of protein synthesis occurs. 

DNA is ideal because it can be condensed into tiny packages, or chromosomes and fit into the nucleus of every cell.  Other material would be much to large to be contained, in such detail, in each cell.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Think of DNA like a computer code. Because it is stranded, in the famous double-helix, there are distinct patterns of information. Organisms share most of the same DNA, but there are distinct, specific patterns for each individual. Family members share much of theirs.
kirt-b | Student

yes this could be because it shows what changes have altered the basic compounds of the DNA samples