DNA and RNA Virtual Poster

Flora Newton

Functions of DNA and RNA

DNA determines your genetic characteristics, while RNA is an enzyme, and uses DNA to complete protein synthesis.

Structure of DNA and RNA

DNA's structure is called a double helix, although it really looks like a twisted ladder; RNA's structure is very similar to DNA's, except for two instances. This is when the U replaces the T and ribose replaces deoxyribose as the sugar.
The following diagram shows the differences between the structure of DNA and RNA.
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