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Unformatted text preview: Functions of Nucleic Acids Storage of genetic information (DNA) Transmit genetic information from generation to generation (DNA) Transmit genetic information for cell use (RNA) DNA self-replication Most of the information on nucleotides and nucleic acids will be discussed when we discuss genetics and energy relationships of cells. For now we shall just present the basic structure of the nucleotides and nucleic acids. Nucleotide Structure 1. 5–carbon sugar component Ribose Deoxyribose 2. Phosphate group Attached to the sugar's 5' carbon with a phosphodiester bond...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10