Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids

Monomer: nucleotide

Polymer: polynucleotide

Examples of nucleic acids: DNA and RNA

Functional group always found in nucleic acid: phosphate group

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Common functions of nucleic acid:

DNA: it encodes heredity information and passes it on for further use

RNA: it is a phase where DNA is changed into a protein

The structure allows for its function because the nitrogen base has different codes, which determines what the information that the DNA contains is.