GLOSSARY: DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is the molecular basis for genes; every inherited characteristic has its origin somewhere in the code of the organism's complement of DNA. The code is made up of subunits, nucleic acids. The organism to produce the required proteins that compose the genetic traits of the organism and its life functions interprets the sequence of the four nucleic acids.