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deoxyribonucleic acid, the material that contains the information that determines inherited characteristics
in a nucleic acid chain, a subunit that consists of a sugar, a phosphate, and a nitrogenous base
ribonucleic acid, a natural polymer that is present in all living cells and that plays a role in protein synthesis
the manifestation of the genetic material of an organism in the form of specific traits
the portion of protein synthesis that takes place at ribosomes and that uses the codons in mRNA molecules to specify the sequence of amino acids in polypeptide chains
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