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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Chapter 3.5, Problem 2SB
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What are the chemical differences between DNA and RNA?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The chemical differences between RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Introduction:

RNA and DNA are both the nucleci acid strands, composed of nucloetides. A nucleotide is composed of a nitrogenous base, a phosphate sugar, and phosphate groups. The RNA in contrast to DNA (deoxyribose sugar) consists of a ribose sugar.

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The differences between DNA and RNA are given below:

DNA RNA
It contains deoxyribose sugar. It is so called because of the removal of the 2’-OH group from the ribose sugar. It contains ribose sugar, which is a 5-carbon ring.
It has pyrimidines and purines...

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