2.3.1 Nucleotides




  • a type of biological molecule
  • a pentose sugar (5 carbon atoms)
  • a nitrogenous base (contains nitrogen)
  • a phosphate group
  • all contains the elements C,H,O,N,P

the importance:

  • monomers that make up DNA and RNA
  • DNA is used to store genetic info
  • RNA makes proteins from DNA instructions
  • also make up special types of nucleotide such as ADP and ATP-  used to store and transport…


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