What Is A DNA Nucleotide?


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Anonymous answered
Adenine, thymine cytosine guanine
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Scott Stalford answered
A nucleotide is basically a chemical compound. It consists of a heterocyclic base, a sugar, and one or more phosphate groups. Also they are bonded together with the help of cytosine. When looking at the most common nucleotides the base is a derivative of purine or pyrimidine. The sugar is actually the pentose (five-carbon sugar) deoxyribose or ribose. Nucleotides are known as the monomers of nucleic acids, with three or more bonding together in order to form a nucleic acid.

Nucleotides are in effect the structural units of RNA, DNA, and several cofactors - CoA, FAD, FMN, NAD, and NADP. They play important roles in the cells and help with production of energy , metabolism, and signaling.
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Josh Bailey
Josh Bailey commented
Also, it should be mentioned that the purine bases are adenine and guanine, and the pyridimines are thymine, uracil and cytosine.
Cytosine is not used to help bond things, it is one of the bases.

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