Biology Practice Problems Nucleic Acids Practice Problems Solution: Which of the following molecules is phosphate?

Solution: Which of the following molecules is phosphate?

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Which of the following molecules is phosphate?

Solution

Nucleotides are the building blocks of nucleic acids. This building block is generally made up of three parts: a pentose, a nitrogenous base, and a phosphate group. A nucleotide can contain one to three phosphate groups. A nucleotide without any phosphate group is simply called a nucleoside.

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