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Nucleic Acids : Basics and Types

Nucleic Acids Structures

Nucleic acids are polymers composed of monomer units known as nucleotides. There are very few different types of nucleotides. The main functions of nucleotides are information storage (DNA), protein synthesis (RNA), and energy transfers (ATP and NAD). Nucleotides, shown in Figure 1, consist of sugar, a nitrogenous base, and phosphate. …

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