DNA and RNA

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  • Created on: 04-04-18 13:40
what is the function of DNA?
it stores genetic information
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what are ribosomes made up of?
RNA and proteins
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name the monomer of DNA and RNA
nucleotides
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describe the structure of a DNA nucleotide
contains a phosphate group, the pentose sugar deoxyribose, and a nitrogen-containing organic base
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name the 4 possible bases in DNA
adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine
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what type of bond, present in a polynucleotide chain, consists of 2 ester bonds and a phosphate group?
phosphodiester bonds
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name the sugar in RNA
ribose
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name the 4 possible groups in RNA
adenine, guanine, cytosine, uracil
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3 differences between DNA and RNA
DNA is double stranded, sugar is deoxyribose, contains thymine instead of uracil
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why did some scientists doubt that DNA carried the genetic code?
DNA has a relatively simple chemical composition
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