Nucleic Acid

Name of Polymer

Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

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Examples of Nucleic Acids

  • Guanine
  • Cytosine
  • Thymine
  • Uracil

Functional Groups Always Found In Nucleic Acid

Common Functions of Nucleic Acids

  • Stores & Transfers Genetic Material
  • Use the Genetic Info to Direct the Synthesis of New Protein
Info Source: http://biology.tutorvista.com/biomolecules/nucleic-acids.html

How Does The Structure Affect The Function

DNA has four different bases; Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, & Guanine. The order of the bases determine the information in the DNA. Kind of like how the order of the letters affect the was you read a word.

Info Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21514/