"Dork DNA activity"
Dork DNA activity DO NOT WRITE ON THIS SHEET !!! Genes are the units on chromosomes that determine inherited traits or characteristics. Together, DNA and its assistant RNA are responsible for making the proteins that build cell structures, cause cell movement, and act as enzymes in the chemical reactions that support the cell’s life. In this activity, you will simulate the assembly of protein molecules (made up of amino acids) to determine the traits inherited by a fictitious organism (a dork). Dork cells have only 1 chromosome that is made up of 6 genes. Each gene is responsible for a particular trait. The first step in determining the trait for Gene A is to notice the sequence of DNA nucleotides given in Data Table 1. Copy Data Table 1 on your notebook paper. Use the charts to help you fill in Data Table 1 by determining the mRNA sequence, tRNA sequence, and the trait. Using all the inherited traits, sketch your dork on your notebook paper. Be sure to color it! Data Table 1 (copy onto your notebook paper) GENE A GENE B GENE C GENE D GENE E GENE F DNA ACC GGT TAT AGC CGA TTT AAC GGA CGC CGA GGG AGG AAA CCC ATC ATC CTA MRNA TRNA A.A. sequence TRAIT TRNA Amino acid Amino Acid Sequence Trait ACC 20 20-11-13 HAIRLESS AGC 16 20-12-13 HAIRY CGA 2 20-21-21 PLUMP 13-14-15 SKINNY AAC 4 16-2 4 LEGS CGC 3 16-5 3 LEGS GGG 5 12-7-8-1 LONG NOSE AGG 7 5-7-8-1 SHORT NOSE AAA 8 9-8 NO SPOTS 9-4 SPOTS UUU 9 11-3-2 BLUE SKIN GGU 12 11-3-3 GREEN SKIN UAU 13 6-6-10 RED CHEEKS CCC 1 6-6-14 BLACK CHEEKS AUC 6 CUA 10 GGA 11