doctorow at January 31st, 2014 14:02 — #1
deathisastar at January 31st, 2014 14:46 — #2
pretzels indicate base pairs
That's incorrect. The pretzels represent the strands of DNA, i.e., the two parts of the helix. The purple bars represent the base pairs.
phosphorious at January 31st, 2014 14:57 — #3
I thought the "purple bars" were the pretzels. . .
crenquis at January 31st, 2014 16:17 — #4
Franklin 6:11: Give us this day our DNA bread.
shocksofmighty at January 31st, 2014 16:22 — #5
Z-DNA! Plenty of science texts even get that one wrong.
warrenterra at January 31st, 2014 17:06 — #6
Better than most, but still too many base pairs per turn of the helix (assuming vertical base pairs hidden where the backbones cross in the two-dimensional projection).
eksrae at January 31st, 2014 17:11 — #7
No one could make it like my grandma used to; you could really taste the thymine.
unshaved_weirdo at February 1st, 2014 06:18 — #8
mel_li at February 3rd, 2014 14:37 — #9
@deathisastar sorry for the confusion--the main body of the freshly baked wheat pretzels are indeed the main DNA strands. The smaller rye pretzels (which do show up as sort of purple) are base pairs. Thanks for the clarification, @WarrenTerra! Next iteration will try to take these into account
doctorow at February 5th, 2014 14:02 — #10
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