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STRUCTURE OF NUCLEOTIDE

Nucleotides are the basic units of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Nucleic acids are biomolecules essential for all forms of life. A nucleotide has 3 components:  1. Pentose sugar> 2. Nitrogenous base 3. Phosphate sugar Pentose Sugar It is a monosaccharide with 5 carbon atoms. It forms the backbone of polynucleotide chain. It is also […]