RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is a family of biological molecules that function in gene synthesis, regulation and expression. Along with DNA, RNA plays an active role in transcribing and translating genes and proteins that m... More »

DNA and RNA are nucleic acids, which are also considered polymers. Deoxyribonucleic acid is used to create ribonucleic acid that, in turn, contains the primary sequence of amino acids needed to make proteins. More »

The structure of RNA is a single-stranded molecule made up of basic units called nucleotides that contain a nitrogenous base, a five-carbon sugar and a phosphate group. Although there is only one strand of RNA, as oppose... More »

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The three types of ribonucleic acid are messenger RNA, ribosomal RNA and transfer RNA. The common abbreviations for the names are mRNA, rRNA and tRNA. Messenger RNA moves from the nucleus to the cytoplasm of the cell, wh... More »

The most abundant type of ribonucleic acid (RNA) is ribosomal RNA, or rRNA. It constitutes around 85 to 90 percent of total RNA in a cell. More »

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is responsible for the transfer of genetic information to cell components called ribosomes. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is responsible for the transfer and duplication of long-term genetic in... More »

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) carries the sequence of coded instructions for the synthesis of proteins, which are transcribed into ribonucleic acid (RNA) to be further translated into actual proteins. The process of protei... More »