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Both DNA and RNA polymers are composed of monomers. These monomers are called nucleotides. A nucleotide has four parts; however, the monomers of DNA and RNA differ slightly from each other, thus giving the molecules diff... More »

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The four types of macromolecules, or very large molecules, are nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. All are biological polymers, except for lipids that, according to the University of New Mexico, are not co... More »

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A nucleotide is composed of a sugar, a phosphate and a heterocylic nitrogenous base. Nucleotides act as the monomers for nucleic acid polymers, energy carriers within the body and essential coenzymes. More »

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