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Acidos Nucleicos

Acidos Nucleicos


This lesson identify the structure and function of nucleic acids.

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En esta lección vamos a discutir la estructura y función de los ácidos nucleicos, así como el papel que desempeñan en nuestro organismo.


(0:00-0:30) Nucleic Acids

(0:31-1:24) Nucleotides

(1:25-4:04) DNA

(4:05-5:33) RNA

Terms to Know

​Deoxyribonucleic acid; A nucleic acid that contains all the genetic information of an organism.

Nucleic Acid

Organic compound composed of nucleotides; Includes DNA and RNA.


The building blocks of nucleic acids composed of a sugar, a phosphate group and a nitrogen base.


​Ribonucleic Acid; A nucleic acid that produces proteins in cells.