Nucleic Acid

By Bhargav Nallanthighal and Yash Lad

Monomer

The nucleic acid has a monomer called a nucleotide, which is a five carbon sugar with a phosphate group.


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Polymer

Polynucleotide is the polymer of nucleotide.


Examples of nucleic acids include DNA and RNA.

Functional groups always found in nucleic acids are phosphate, amines, and hydroxyl.


Function

The function of nucleic acids are to store and transmit genetic information. Their structure allows for them to function because the covalent bonds join together to form polynucleotides.