What are two types of nucleic acids and how do they differ

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What are two types of nucleic acids and how do they differ? The two types of nucleic acids are DNA( deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA( ribonucleic acid). DNA contains deoxyribose sugar and is the chemical that makes up our genes. It is also a double stranded and shaped like a double helix. The two standards of DNA are joined by complementary base pairing: Adenine pairs
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Unformatted text preview: with thymine, and guanine pairs with cytosine. Wheres RNA serves as a helper to DNA during protein synthesis. Its sugar is ribose, and it contains the base uracil in place of thymine. RNA is single stranded and thus does not form a double mix....
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course BIO 1009 taught by Professor Shanshan during the Spring '11 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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