Nucleic Acids

Eva Gamboa and Aniruth Kasthuri

Example of Nucleic Acid

Monomer

Nucleotides:

Consist of three parts:


  • 5 - carbon sugar
  • phosphate group
  • nitrogenous base
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Polymers

Nucleic acid is a polymer


Functional Groups Found in Biomolecule

Phosphate Groups


Common Function

In genes as DNA and RNA


How does nucleic acid structure allow for its function?

The nitrogeneous base is the only thing that varies. They can be G, A, T, and C. Another factor is how the monomers combine with each other because the order matters.