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

Solution: Which of the following molecules is ribose?

Problem

Which of the following molecules is ribose?

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. The pentose, a sugar, basically determines whether the nucleotide is a component of a DNA or an RNA.

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