What is the structure of a nucleotide?


What is the structure of a nucleotide?


Nucleotides are the building blocks of nucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA and RNA. These macromolecules encode genetic material and help facilitate life processes, such as assembling proteins.

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Nucleotides have the same basic structure, with very little deviation. They contain a sugar, which in DNA is deoxyribose. On one side this sugar is...

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Nucleotides: Structure & Components


Chapter 24 / Lesson 7

Learn what a nucleotide is, what nucleotides are composed of, and the types of nucleotides that exist. Also see the key role of nucleotides in DNA and ATP.

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