Deoxyribose

Science / Genetics / Deoxyribose: A type of sugar that is one component of dna (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Nucleotide

Science / Chemistry / Nucleotide: A molecule which is a basic building block of nucleic acids and which plays a key role in energy transfer in biochemical reactions. Nucleotides consist of a five-carbon sugar, a heterocyclic nitrogen- MORE

Monosaccharides

Science / Biology / Monosaccharides: Simple carbohydrates, usually with a five- or six-carbon skeleton; e.g., glucose and fructose. A carbohydrate composed of a single sugar unit, such as glucose, ribose, deoxyribose, etc. MORE

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

Science / Biology / Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA): A nucleic acid composed of two polynucleotide strands wound around a central axis to form a double helix; the repository of genetic information. Nucleic acid that functions as the physical carrier of MORE

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