Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson identify the structure and function of nucleic acids.

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  • Nucleic Acid

    Organic compound composed of nucleotides; Includes DNA and RNA.

  • Nucleotide

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

  • DNA

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

  • RNA

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