a macromolecule, more specifically a linear polymer. each monomer of the polymer consists of a three components: a sugar, a phosphate, and a base.
the sugar in deoxribose (DNA). differs from ribose from the fact that the 2' carbon atom of the sugar lacks the oxygen atom that is linked to the 2'carbon atom of ribose.
The sugar in ribonucleic acid (RNA).
cytosine and thiamine are bases deriving from pyrimidine. Also uricil is a derivative also in RNA
adenine and guanine are purine derivatives.
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