Nucleic acids are often termed "the building blocks of life." These acids are found in the nuclei of cells and help to synthesize proteins, replicate cells, store and transmit cellular information, and govern the cell's chemical processes. Keep reading for examples of nucleic acids in the body and what they do.
What do an oak tree, a tiger, a mushroom, and a bacterium have in common? They all share traits that make them living organisms. These traits are essential to maintaining life, surviving one’s environment and passing on genes. Keep reading for the eight key characteristics of living things and see how many you can identify.