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What are some of the elements found inside nucleic acids?


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Nucleic acid:

  1. Polynucleotides are the components of nucleic acids.
  2. A heterocyclic molecule (nitrogenous bases), a monosaccharide, and phosphoric acid or phosphate make up a nucleotide.
  3. Adenine, guanine, cytosine, uracil, and thymine are different nitrogenous bases.
  4. Nucleic acid contains either ribose or deoxyribose as sugar.
  5. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is a nucleic acid that contains deoxyribose sugar.
  6. RNA (Ribonucleic acid) is a nucleic acid that contains ribose sugar.

Elements present in nucleic acid:

  1. Nitrogen (N)
  2. Oxygen (O)
  3. Carbon ( C)
  4. Phosphorous (P)
  5. Hydrogen (H)

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