How does mRNA differ from DNA?


How does mRNA differ from DNA?

Nucleic Acids:

Nucleic acids are a class of biomolecules that are essential to all life. They function to encode and store information. Composed of a pentose sugar, a nitrogenous base, and one to three phosphate groups, nucleotides are the monomer subunit of all nucleic acids.

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Messenger RNA (mRNA) and Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) differ in four major ways.

1. DNA nucleotides contains the sugar deoxyribose, while mRNA...

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Types of Nucleic Acids


Chapter 12 / Lesson 5

Learn what the two main types of nucleic acids are, what they are made of, and why they are so important to every living thing on the planet.

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