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Describe the structure of a typical nucleotide.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret structure of nucleotide.

Concept Introduction:

Nucleotide is made of nitrogenous base attached with pentose sugar along with phosphoric acid which gets esterified while nucleoside only contains nitrogenous base attached with pentose sugar.

The nitrogenous bases may be adenine, guanine, cytosine or thymine while in DNA deoxyribose sugar is present and in RNA ribose sugar is present. In RNA, uracil is present as base in place of thymine.

Explanation

A nucleotide consists of nitrogenous base attached with pentose sugar which get esterified with phosphoric acid.

Name of the nucleotide depends on number of phosphate group present in it such as nucleotide...

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