Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, is a complex molecule that contains all of the information necessary to build and maintain an organism. All living things have DNA within their cells. In fact, nearly every cell in a multicellular organism possesses the full set of DNA required for that organism.
DNA contains four basic building blocks or ‘bases’: Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G) and Thymine (T). The order, or sequence, of these bases form the instructions in the genome. DNA is a two-stranded molecule and has a unique ‘double helix’ shape, like a twisted ladder.
However, DNA does more than specify the structure and function of living things — it also serves as the primary unit of heredity in organisms of all types. In other words, whenever organisms reproduce, a portion of their DNA is passed along to their offspring. This transmission of all or part of an organism's DNA helps ensure a certain level of continuity from one generation to the next, while still allowing for slight changes that contribute to the diversity of life.
Thank you @vinewinenyc for believing in this small art project of mine. Born out of a need to restore the cultural heritage of suburbia. These are two of the seven cuvees I made assembled from eight sites I have been working with since moving back to where I grew up. Hope you get to enjoy a little piece of art, cultural preservation and soul from Nassau County, Long Island. #landpreservationbeverage#suburbanterroir#outlands#banburyfarm#dna#doublehelix#watsonandcrick