Nucleotide Definition in Chemistry

What Is a Nucleotide?

DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid
DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is made up of nucleotide molecules. Michael Ströck

Nucleotide Definition: A nucleotide is an organic molecule made up of a nucleotide base, a five-carbon sugar (ribose or deoxyribose) and at least one phosphate group. Nucleotides make up the basic units of DNA and RNA molecules.

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