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-double stranded
-The sugar in DNA is deoxyribose
-Has 4 nitrogenous bases


-Is single stranded (it looks like one-half of a zipper)
-The sugar in RNA is ribose
-Has 4 nitrogenous bases
Uracil (replaced Thymine)

3 types of RNA are:

Messenger RNA (mRNA), Ribosomal RNA (rRNA), and Transfer RNA (tRNA)

Messenger RNA (mRNA):

brings instructions from the DNA in the nucleus to the cell's factory floor, the cytoplasm

Ribosomal RNA (rRNA):

makes up the ribosome. Binds to the mRNA and uses the instructions to assemble the amino acids in the correct order

Transfer RNA (tRNA):

is the supplier. Delivers amino acids to the ribosome to be assembled into a protein

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