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The building blocks of DNA, composed of a phosphate group, deoxyribose sugar, and a nitrogenous base.
A sugar that is derived from ribose - containing five carbons, 10 hydrogens, and 4 oxygens.
Complementary base pairs
The two bases that make up each rung - two combinations: adenine-thymine and cytosine-guanine.
The component of the DNA molecule that polarizes it, causing it to react positively to water.
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