RNA

RNA

A polynucleotid made up of phosphoric acid, ribose, and nucleobases (cytosine, uracil, adenine and guanine).

Chemistry

Keywords

RNA, RNA chain, ribonucleic acid, nucleic acid, polynucleotide, adenine, uracil, cytosine, guanine, nucleotide, messenger RNA, ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA, phosphoric acid, D-ribose, gene, biotechnology, protein, amino acid, protein synthesis, codon, anticodon, organic chemistry, chemistry, biology, biochemistry

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Beta-D-ribose (C₅H₁₀O₅)

A crystalline compound found in nucleic acids, coenzymes, nucleotides and nucleosides.

DNA

Carrier of genetic information in cells.

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Phosphate ion (PO₄³⁻)

A compound ion formed when a phosphoric acid molecule releases a proton.

Phosphoric acid (H₃PO₄)

It is also used as a food additive, limescale and rust remover.

Purine (C₅H₄N₄)

A heterocyclic aromatic organic compound, its derivatives include guanine and adenine.

Pyrimidine (C₄H₄N₂)

A heterocyclic organic compound, its derivatives are thymine, cytosine and uracil.

Viruses

Viruses consist of protein and DNA or RNA; they reprogram infected cells to produce more viruses.

D-ribose (C₅H₁₀O₅)

The open-chain version of ribose, which occurs naturally in nucleic acids, coenzymes, nucleotides and nucleosides.

Polymerization of ethene

Polymerized ethylene is known as polyethylene, a type of plastic.

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