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What are the 3 main parts of RNA?

Like DNA, RNA polymers are make up of chains of nucleotides *. These nucleotides have three parts: 1) a five carbon ribose sugar, 2) a phosphate molecule and 3) one of four nitrogenous bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine or uracil.

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Simply so, what are the 3 components of a nucleotide?

There are just 3 components of nucleotide: nitrogenous base, deoxyribose(sugar) and phosphate group. In DNA, complementary nitrogen bases on opposite strands are connected with hydrogen bond. This is how two DNA strands are held together.

Secondly, what are the components of RNA? Each RNA nucleotide consists of three parts: a sugar, a phosphate group, and a nitrogen-containing base. The four RNA bases are adenine, uracil, guanine, and cytosine—often referred to as A, U, G, and C. RNA shares three bases in common with DNA: adenine, guanine, and cytosine. Instead of uracil, DNA contains thymine.

Then, what do three RNA bases make?

Three of the four nitrogenous bases that make up RNA — adenine (A), cytosine (C), and guanine (G) — are also found in DNA. In RNA, however, a base called uracil (U) replaces thymine (T) as the complementary nucleotide to adenine (Figure 3).

What are the 3 types of DNA?

Three major forms of DNA are double stranded and connected by interactions between complementary base pairs. These are terms A-form, B-form,and Z-form DNA.

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