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Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson identify the structure and function of nucleic acids.

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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.