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Nucleic acid

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Nucleic acid
Organic compounds in living organisms that are responsible for passing on hereditary information
DNA
The Nucleic acid that is located primarily in the nucleus
Nucleotide
The basic component of a DNA and RNA molecule
Replication
The process whereby a DNA duplicates itself and forms a new DNA molecule
RNA
The type of nucleic acid that forms from DNA and functions with Ribosomes to form protein molecules
Transcription
The process of forming a messenger RNA from DNA
What are the 2 primary Nucleic acids?
DNA and RNA
Describe the the structure of a DNA molecule
It is a twisted ladder made of molecules
What is unique about the DNA structure
They set a templet for themselves
What is unique about an RNA molecule
Its base replaces thymine with uricel
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