Science / Genetics / Ribose: The five-carbon sugar that serves as a component of rna.


Science / Biology / Deoxyribose: Five-carbon sugar found in nucleotides of DNA. MORE


Science / Chemistry / Rna: A nucleic acid with D-ribose as the sugar component in its nucleotides. MORE


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

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


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

Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP)

Science / Biology / Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP): Lower energy form of ATP, having two (instead of the three in ATP) phosphhate groups attached to the adenine base and ribose sugar. MORE