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Chapter 8, Problem 18QP
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How does DNA differ from RNA with respect to the following characteristics?

  1. a. number of chains
  2. b. bases used
  3. c. sugar used

Summary Introduction

To determine: The differences between DNA and RNA with respect to a number of chains, bases and sugar used.

Introduction: DNA and RNA are nucleic acids. Both DNA and RNA are composed of sugar, nitrogenous bases, and phosphate groups. However, they differ from each other because of their chemical structures.

Explanation of Solution

The differences between DNA and RNA concerning the number of chains, and the bases and sugar used are as follows:

No.CharacteristicsDNARNA
1.Number of chainsDNA is double-stranded...

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